This jig-style version of the Sculp Snack streamer is representative of drab, impressionistic streamers (often Woolly Buggers tied to ride upside-down) Walter uses on Yellowstone River float trips in the summer. This take on the Sculp Snack uses an exciting new hook, the Firehole Sticks #523, which as far as we know is the first “tactical” or “jig-style” 3xl long nymph or streamer hook on the market. This hook will make tying stonefly nymphs, streamer, leeches, and similar patterns that ride upside-down MUCH less time-consuming.
Hook: Firehole #523, sizes 4-10.
Bead: 3/16 to 5/32 slotted tungsten, here gold.
Weight (optional): .035 to .020 lead or non-toxic wire.
Thread: 6/0 sculpin-tone, here olive-dun Uni.
Tail: Two plumes of marabou or chickabou, here olive chickabou.
Flash: Any crinkled flash to match bead color, here gold Kreinik, two strands.
Body: Polar Chenille or similar “eyelash yarn.” Here, medium UV Olive Polar Chenille.
Legs: Two strands of silicone to either side. Here, metallic green pumpkin Sili Legs.
Head: Two colors of Senyo’s Lazer Yarn, here light olive and olive.