Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

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Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by joaniebo » Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:10 pm

Recently, I was able to look at packages of the Dave Whitlock dubbings for his Red Fox Squirrel Nymph and was able to mix up various materials with red fox squirrel furs to match the color and, hopefully), the texture and gloss in the REAL dubbings.

Started tying a few and here's a (bad) pic of the first one I tied.
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Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by letumgo » Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:38 pm

Dougsden is going to be excited to see this. RFSN are one of his favorites.

Nice job on the dubbing blend. Looks like you got the color perfect. ;)
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Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by DUBBN » Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:45 pm

Looks like a good pattern. I tie something similar, but I only have Gray and Pine Squirrel.
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Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by ronr » Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:45 pm

Yep it is that time of year here too... In Dave Hughes's book "Fishing the Four Seasons", he recommends swinging the red fox squirrel nymph with the arrival of the Western March Browns. We've been seeing the beginnings of the hatch out here, but just haven't been able to hit the river at the right time. So, instead I'm tying a few more of these babies with the materials gifted to me by Dougsden. My additions to the box in size 10 and 12.
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Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by joaniebo » Fri May 06, 2022 12:48 pm

Did a few more.
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Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by letumgo » Fri May 06, 2022 3:02 pm

:D awesome!

Beautiful hatch you’ve created.
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Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by Updtate » Fri May 06, 2022 3:05 pm

Very nicely done!!

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Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sat May 07, 2022 8:16 pm

Bob & Ron,
These RFSHN's look fantastic! Certainly worthy of fishes attention! Ray is right! Your mix is spot on! Have you had a chance to try them out and about? Dave's W.'s dubbing technique is unusual but extremely effective. I had trouble at first getting it right but after a couple dozen or so, it just works!
Guys, I am really impressed by what you have created! Please report back (with lots of pictures) on your first sucesses with these great Nymphs! Sorry so late in getting back with you guys!
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