The Original Fish Skull Sculpin Helmet
Our favorit Sculpin Helmet when tying one of our favorit perch flies!!!
The ultimate heavyweight head for deep-swimming, hook-up streamers.
The Fish Skull Sculpin Helmet was Best of Show – Fly Tying Materials: 2011 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show
Tie heavyweight streamers with realistic, flat and broad profiles; the perfect imitation for common bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies and baby catfish. Designed for use on both hook and tube streamers, the Sculpin Helmet has a weighted keel to keep your streamer swimming hook-up and avoid snagging.
Quantity per pack: 8
- Mini size weighs 0.55 grams (0.02 ounces). We recommend you use a minimum rod/line weight size of #4 and higher.
- Small size weighs 1.38 grams ( 0.05 ounces). We recommend you use a minimum rod/line weight size #5/6 and higher.
- Large size weighs 2.98 grams ( 0.10 ounces). We recommend you use a minimum rod/line weight size #7/8 and higher.
Fits hook sizes #10, #8, #6, #4, #2.
Fits hook sizes #6, #4, #2, #1.
Fits hook sizes #2, #1, 1/0, 2/0.Note: The Mini is designed with a specially enlarged front slot to fit a wider range of hook sizes. This increased flexibility in hook sizes allows the Mini to be used in a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater streamer patterns.
- Realistic profile
Flat and broad profile that imitates common bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies and baby catfish.
- Front-fitting design
Simply tie in all materials first, then fit the Sculpin Helmet from the front. Quick and easy to use.
- Front slot
Allows for use on both hook and tube flies.
- Fish-Skull® Living Eyes™
Included in a corresponding size and color, these ultra-realistic eyes act as an important trigger for predatory game fish.
- Heavyweight Keel
Distributes most of the helmet’s weight to the bottom of the streamer, ensuring it will swim in the correct position. This also allows you to tie with the hook facing either down or up. We have deliberately made the Sculpin Helmet significantly heavier than the Baitfish Head so that it will sink quickly in fast moving rivers and fish deeper near the bottom where sculpins typically live.
Available in brown, black and olive, plus silver in the Mini size. The matte (non-shiny) finish is perfect for the type of shy, bottom-dwelling species you are trying to imitate. The special oxide coating gives an uneven, almost blotchy, effect that has differing shades of color. For example, the brown color Sculpin Helmet is mostly a dark brown color, but will also reflect shades of black and tan at different angles giving a type of camouflage effect.