Mottled Sculpin
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
3 months ago

Carson posted a “Shenk’s Minnow” that used Bernat Blanket Yarn as the main material. His post got me thinking about ways to use that yarn since I had a supply of it. Here’s what I came up with. Tied on a jig hook to mimic the little sculpins (Slimy Sculpin species) found in many of my Pennsylvania waters.

The pectoral fins are dyed grizzly feathers stiffened with Sally Hansen’s. Just a spin-off on some of the extended body damsel flys recently posted here. Substituted the Blanket Yarn for the chenille.

Nathan Bettencourt
3 months ago

Is the blanket material tied to the back of the hook shank or is the hook passed through the material?..Nate

Bill Trublubug
3 months ago

Flame taper the end of the yarn, attach tail, then tie blanket yarn to hook shank Nate. The whole body is a single piece of blanket yarn, after attaching the extended portion, just wrap up the hook shank with the same piece of yarn. Start with 6-8” of yarn, taper in flame, add tail material, attach to hook shank, then wrap excess forward. This Blanket Yarn is like a piece of “extra fluffy” chenille. There is a twisted strand of nylon thread holding the fluff together just as in a length of chenille where the nylon thread holds the “fuzz”. There is really no way you could get a “bite” if passing a hook through the yarn. Hope this helps and isn’t over-explained.

Nathan Bettencourt
3 months ago

Yep..it sure helped Bill..Is this the same yarn as your eel?..Nate

Bill Trublubug
3 months ago

Yes, it’s the same Nate. Two different makers, one calls it Blanket Yarn, the other Sweet Puff Yarn. Same stuff though.

Nathan Bettencourt
3 months ago

I bought some to tie you eel..now I have a second pattern for it too...Nate

Bill Trublubug
3 months ago

Can’t wait to see your improvements to this one.

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