Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Olive bugger, Jan 11, 2013.
Looks like a Tiemco 403BLJ
I might just give that a try. As for the jig hooks, Allen Fly Fishing http://www.allenflyfishing.com/copy-of-w501bl-wet-fly-nymph-1xl-barbless/ has them for an extremely reasonable price, but if you are into supporting your local shop, Avid Angler also has them.
Cool. Didn't realize Allen had them. Looks like I'd better pay a visit to their site.
Thanks for posting Ira. I think I might run down to Avid Anglers tomorrow.
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.
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.
For the Kitsap gang, we have a selection of dyed squirrel at Silverdale, Wholesale Sports.