Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Big E, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Big E Moderator

    Posts: 1,431
    Coon Bay
    Ratings: +364 / 0
    I got in some nice Canadian pine squirrel half hides in some nice colors. Tied up some slumpbusters on #4 Allen hooks.

    Haven't tied for a while and it was an enjoyable night watching football and tying.


    #4 Allen 5263 or comparable, ie Daiichi 2220 or TMC 5263 (4X long, 1X strong)
    Wire, Med
    Diamond Flat Braid
    Bead or cone head
    Pine Squirrel strips
  2. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

    Posts: 17,357
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Ratings: +1,324 / 9
    Nice work Big_E, as always!
  3. Rob Ast Active Member

    Posts: 1,892
    West Pugetopolis WA
    Ratings: +228 / 3
    Great looking ties Erik. When you wrap the collar do you cut off the strip after tying in the tail/back and then re-attach and wrap, or do you just lash the front down and wrap while still attached (I could never get them to wrap smoothly if leaving attached)?
  4. Big E Moderator

    Posts: 1,431
    Coon Bay
    Ratings: +364 / 0
    Thanks for the compliments.

    Rob...I leave them attached then stroke the fur back.
  5. Mike Ediger Active Member

    Posts: 1,386
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +150 / 8
    Those have busted a couple slumps for me.
    I really like pine squirrel for smaller streamers.
    Well done.
  6. troutpocket Active Member

    Posts: 1,774
    Ellensburg, WA
    Ratings: +326 / 0
    Nice! I stock a few in 6's and even 8's. Pine squirrel strips rock. Looks like you got that rusty red color (top and bottom on the right side). . .my favorite. Crayfish orange is another good one.
  7. kelvin Active Member

    Posts: 1,996
    Ratings: +276 / 0
    nice looking ties!