Squirrel Tail bugs and streamers

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Olive bugger, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a Tiemco 403BLJ
     
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  4. Nick Clayton

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    Cool. Didn't realize Allen had them. Looks like I'd better pay a visit to their site.
     
  5. Olive bugger

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  6. Richard Olmstead

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    I've never tied with squirrel fur strips; in fact, I've never noticed them in fly shops. I'll have to take a look for them. I like the flies you guys have posted with them.

    Squirrel tail hairs are a little squirrelly to tie on in a clump sometimes, because they are so round and non-compressable. But, there are a few outstanding patterns that depend on them (think Bob Triggs' "Chum Baby"). After reading Roderick Haig-Brown's "Fisherman's Winter" about fishing in Patagonia, and before my first trip down, I tied a fly he describes (but doesn't give a recipe for) that relies on a squirrel tail wing. It was deadly in a great little Brook Trout stream in Mendoza.

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  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Here are some "Steelhead Bees" (Roderick Haig-Brown) I tied using squirrel tail. It's slippery to tie with, so I wax up the thread well before tying.
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  8. Mark Mercer

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    For the Kitsap gang, we have a selection of dyed squirrel at Silverdale, Wholesale Sports.