TenkaraBum Winter Challenge
2 inch Ozark Sculpin
#26 bead head Utah Killer Bug

by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)

1.5 inch Ozark Sculpin

1.5 inch Ozark Sculpin

1.5 inch Ozark Sculpin Size 26 Beadhead Utah Killer Bug

I played hooky on Friday and went down to the Roaring River Trout Park near Cassville, Mo. This was my first outing in quite a while. I had lots of plans for various flies and fish but things started slowly. The trout were not interested in much of anything so I decided to go after some shiners hanging out at the edge of the pool. The shiners would descend on the fly in a cloud but to little effect. Then I felt a solid take and popped this little guy out of the crowd. I did not see the take and had not noticed any sculpins till this one was on the hook.

Measuring the creases in my hand and using my ring as a gauge I feel pretty good about the 2 inch measurement. Roaring River is a spring fed stream in the White River drainage. This, along with the strong black bands make for a good ID.

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2 inch Ozark Sculpin
#26 bead head Utah Killer Bug

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Feb 01, 2015
awesome!
by: Brian K Cooper

I am loving your catch! That is so cool. I'd love to catch one of those!

Feb 01, 2015
Nice Micro
by: Farmer

I haven't seen any sculpins here in NM but that doesn't mean they aren't here. Micros are a hoot!

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