Tyed Tannic- Squirrel Strip Leech

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  1. johnk

    johnk Active Member

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    A lot of the lakes I fish in the Interior of BC are tannic stained and this little dark olive squirrel strip leech tied on a size 12 2xl is a great pattern to strip through the shallows in the spring.

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    I like it! Looks like the squirrel is only tied in at the tail and bead. Any super glue along the rest between the squirrel and body? Another fly to try and tie.
     
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    No glue. The strip is tied in upside down extending out beyond the eye and then turned over and secured again behind the bead. This way you can stretch the hide without worry to the back of the hook shank and secure it finally at the tail.
     
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    Oh my word! Great color combo. Mine are always boring one or two colors.

    If that doesn't catch fish... take up bait fishing.
     
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    What materials are used for the black and red body?
     
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    Probably because of poor lighting for the photo it looks black but the body is actually midge size dark olive Wapsi Stretch Tubing spaced out to allow for the holo red rib.
     
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    Thank you. It looked like stretch tubing, but I wasn't sure. Great pattern. I plan to spin a few up.
     
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    Love it. I remember stumbling on a similar pattern of yours last year. . I believe the Wine Killer or something similar. Great patterns that I really need to tie up soon.
     
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    Yes, the Wine Killer, the original in this style of leech. Also, the Black/Red Squirrel Leech has probably been the best producer.
     
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    The wine killer caught my eye because I find that color to be super effective in my local lakes. If I recall I went out and purchased the ingredients but had trouble with the proportions and never got it to look right and gave up. Now I remember that I need to get back and get that one figured out.
     
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    The Wine Killer is one pattern that I saved the photos from a step by step and will post it when I get a chance. Back on shift for seven days starting today. Twelve hour shifts so it will take a few days.
     

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