Pink Squirrel

December 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

 I do not like the scud hook with this pattern.  Just a regular ol’ hook’ll do just fine.
Recipe
Hook: Scud hook although pretty much any nymph hook works just fine.
Thread: Pink 70 denier Uni-thread
Bead: 1/8″ gold bead
Tail: 2 – 3 strands of pearl Krystal Flash
Rib: Red copper wire
Body: Fox squirrel fur with amber antron blended together
Collar: Pink chenille or yarn
Notes: From Warren – Tying this fly is essentially like tying a bead head hares ear, except the tail is a couple strands of Krystal Chenille, and your last step is to tie on the “collar” of pink chenille.

  1. Pinch down the barb on the hook, put on the bead, and put it in your tying vise
  2. Start the thread, and tie in the KF tail, making it about the same length as the hook shank. You can always trim it off later if it looks too long.
  3. Tie in the rib
  4. Dub on a body of Fox squirrel/antron, leaving it pretty “spikey” looking. Leave the front 1/3″ of the hook open for the collar.
  5. Sprial wrap the rib over the dubbed body. Try not to trap down the “spikes”. These will move in the water like legs when you’re fishing the fly.
  6. Tie in and wrap the chenille or yarn. 1 to 1 1/2 wraps is sufficient.
  7. Tie off the chenille and then tie off a neat head.

Contributed by: Warren Frank

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