Monday, August 11, 2014

The Martinez Frankenstein Sculpin

While over on Beaver Island this past summer, we had a weather day and instead of walking a beach I instead decided to hang out at the apartment with Kevin Morlock and Steve Martinez of Indigo Guide Service and photograph them tying carp flies.  Lake Michigan carp are notorious meat eaters and the forage around the islands weigh heavy on sculpins and crayfish.  The smallmouth are on the same diet plan as the carp and they certainly won't pass up a meaty fly bumped slowly across the bottom of a rocky flat.

One of Steve's most recent creations is the Frankenstein Sculpin and in the dozen and half photos of this post he ties it step by step.  Click on the photos to see them in a larger format.

Daiichi 2151 - Size #1 - #4
Barred Marabou Tail - Olive or Brown
Yellow Mallard Flank
Senyo's Ice Dub
Small Sculpin Helmet

Check out the Indigo Guide Service website for more information on the flies used for Lake Michigan carp and follow along on the Third Coast Fly blog for the latest news.

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