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Don's sculpin

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Does anyone have the recipe for Don's sculpin

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check out the swap for 2007, there's one in there, not sure about the recipe though but i'm sure you could PM for one

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If you can convinnce Miro to share the recipe, ask him to share it with me so I can update the Swap Page. The problem is, I think it is under some type of restrictive covenant.

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Jack, I got one with my flies on a seperate piece of paper. I can scan it and email it to you if you'd like.

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Yes but in addition to Don's pattern not being on this page...it loses some of it charm without the hand written and hand drawn artwork.
Actually, the scan I sent Jack is easier to read them my original.

Posted on: 2007/3/7 14:45


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Guys - The inventor of this fly is Don Douple, who is a fishing buddy of mine. He has respectfully requested that the recipe for this fly is NOT to be posted on the internet. Just respecting the wishes of a friend........Ed

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I can respect your honoring his request and also Miro honoring the request and so I will not be publishing the recipe on our swap page. Now that said, I don't know Mr. Douple, but it sounds a little odd. Kinda like the old ladies at the church who refuse to give anyone their lasagna recipe. What's up wit dat?

Posted on: 2007/3/7 20:42
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Quote:

JackM wrote:
I can respect your honoring his request and also Miro honoring the request and so I will not be publishing the recipe on our swap page. Now that said, I don't know Mr. Douple, but it sounds a little odd. Kinda like the old ladies at the church who refuse to give anyone their lasagna recipe. What's up wit dat?


There's a superstition that trout will "learn" a pattern. I give it no credence what so ever. And yet, if Don believes it, who am I to say otherwise.

Still, if trout could learn patterns the adams, wooley bugger, green weenie and royal coachman/wulff would be useless by now. I don't know a fisherman in PA who doesn't have one of these patterns, and doesn't catch fish on them regularly. I know a few fisherman who fish one of these patterns almost exclusively.

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Well, while I wouldn't give out the recipe even though I don't know Mr. Douple if he doesn't want it published; you COULD always do what the old timers did...

...go to the Little Lehigh Fly Shop, buy one or two, thereby supporting the store & Don, and while you are there buy some of the special chenille used for the pattern. Then take it home and take the fly apart to learn how it is tied.

BTW, when you are finished don't be a dick and publish the recipe.

Lasagna anyone?

Posted on: 2007/3/8 7:34


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I know Don doesn't want the pattern out there on the internet, because it is a source of income for him. I don't blame him either. Someone posts the recipe and now everyone knows how to tie it. But I defy anyone to reverse engineer the pattern, because you won't have the material that Don has. I sat with him while he tied them and I can't tell how he does them. Here’s another tidbit, 1 time I was driving to a fishing spot on the Lehigh River 1 summer day, we were going for trout on the Locust drop, while I was driving Don was tying a very realistic Locust pattern. They looked like the real thing. He's shown this fly in his videos. I've never seen a trout refuse that fly, if there are locusts on the water or if they've been dropping.

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With all due respect to Heritage-Angler, Miro and all other friends of Don Douple and Rod (who I believe is the owner of the shop). I’ve stopped in the shop several times and I must say that I’ve never been greeted with friendliness.

I’ve been in many dozens of fly shops in all parts of the nation, and have never seen this before. Most shops are eager to help with where to, how to, when to, and with pattern to fish. I found the LL shop people neither friendly nor helpful. When I stop into a fly shop to receive info, I feel I have an obligation to buy something. I left the shop with nothing. I thought it was just a bad day, but the same thing was repeated several times when I stopped in, and I am not the only one who feels this way. I’ve heard others say the same thing.

Rod or Don or whoever manages or owns the shop should take some lessons in customer relations and customer service. A fly shop owner should be glad to help anyone who comes into the shop with advice, tips, and information. This is how you build repeat customers and customer loyalty. This is true in any business, but even more so in the fly fishing business, since most shops all sell the same stuff at the same price – customer service is the difference.

Many who know them say, and I have no doubt, that the LL people are talented and knowledgeable fly fisherman – they just seem hesitant to share that knowledge, at least that has been my experience.

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Come on people its not that big of a deal, there's more guys tying and fishing that pattern on the LL. than they know...I know of some people who tie it with other materials and do great...its a simple pattern. I do one that uses fun fur instead of hen for the tail... besides if everyone buys his pattern and fishes it wouldn't the fish get used to it...what are they doing limiting the sales on it...IT'S NOT THAT SPECIAL.......pm me and i 'll give my version to anyone, works just as good....Sorry Don but unless its a pattent, its going to be out there...it's already on other forums....

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The problem with tying don's sculpin is getting the material he uses for the body. The fly is tied with lead dumbell eyes, a mottled brown or olive tail with a little maribou, and the body tapered front to rear like a sculpin. I tie a pattern that works just as well on the LLH using Bill Skiltons materials and have caught trout up to 19 plus in. this winter.

Posted on: 2007/3/8 8:15


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Speaking of this phenomena, have you ever asked a stranger what pattern they have on and they refuse to tell or show you? WTF?

Posted on: 2007/3/8 9:34
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