SBS Bastian's Red Squirrel Silver Picket Pin SBS

ScottP

Active Member


Neat variation of an old standard.

hook - TMC 5263 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
rib - medium oval tinsel silver
tail - pheasant rump brown
body - mylar tinsel silver
hackle - brown hen
wing - fox squirrel tail
head - peacock herl


mash barb, start thread, tie in rib, wrap back to bend




strip some fibers off a pheasant rump feather (hen or schlappen works, too), measure (gap past bend), tie in, return thread to front






tie in tinsel, wrap to tail and back






spiral rib forward and tie off






prep hackle, tie in by tip (we'll trim off the stub after the hackle is wound)






sweep fibers back while wrapping forward; tie off and trim




stroke hackle down & back, wrap back to tie in point






clean, stack, measure (tips even with tail) a clump of squirrel tail; tie in, trim butts (a drop of Sally helps lock it in) and cover with thread






tie in peacock




twist with thread, wrap forward, tie off, trim, whip, SHHAN




Regards,
Scott
 

TD

Active Member
Oh boy... Looks like I just found a new streamer pattern! I have squirrel tails dyed a few colors.
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
WFF Supporter
Out of curiosity, does this pattern predate the Doc Sprately? It is very Spratelyish.
 

ScottP

Active Member
Out of curiosity, does this pattern predate the Doc Sprately? It is very Spratelyish.

The original Picket Pin is a bit older than the Doc Spratley, but I believe this version is a lot more recent.

Regards,
Scott
 

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