PInk Squirrels

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PInk Squirrels

Post by joaniebo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:13 am

And the (in)famous terror of the Driftless Area.
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Re: PInk Squirrels

Post by letumgo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:26 am

Excellent! You've tyed enough to share! :D (kidding/humor)

Can you give us the recipe? I think these would work like a charm on steelhead. Certainly worth a try...
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Re: PInk Squirrels

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:57 am

Bob, knows this better than I do. Here are two Pink Squirrels tied by the originated, John Bethke himself and given to me at the Badger Spring Opener on February 11, 2011.

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https://wiflyfisher.com/Patterns/Pink-S ... attern.asp

It's a famous Wisconsin fly pattern.

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Re: PInk Squirrels

Post by Old Hat » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:58 am

Ray, I used them on #6-#8 for Steelhead. They make a nice steelhead nymph, just keep them short and stout.
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Re: PInk Squirrels

Post by joaniebo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:57 pm

John

As you may know, JB taught me his Pink Squirrel mixture and how to tie his flies many years ago. The original dubbing was a mixture of grey squirrel fur, Lureflash Amber Antron and Olive Ice Dubbing with the tails, and collar shown in the enclosed pics (plus red copper wire and black thread). A couple years ago, JB added a 4th material to his dubbing and I promised that I wouldn't divulge it.

That being said, the original 3 materials in the dubbing still work well. I used to use Mustad 3906 hooks, crimping down the bard but a bunch of years ago, I switched to Daichi #1550. I think the smashed barbs on the Mustad hooks are higher than on the Daichi and I was getting too many "long releases" when using the Mustad hooks.

I also mix up alternate dubbings using the same materials except changing the fur....natural hare's ear, dark hare's ear, olive hare's ear, black squirrel, etc. and then use the same tails, wire, collar, etc.

Bob
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Re: PInk Squirrels

Post by Old Hat » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:57 am

Bob,
Those look like they are ready to be put in the Secret Santa Swap.
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Re: PInk Squirrels

Post by joaniebo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:52 pm

Old Hat wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:57 am
Bob,
Those look like they are ready to be put in the Secret Santa Swap.
Old Hat

I'm out of town for several days. Drop me a PM with your name and address and when I start tying Pink Squirrels again, I'll send some to you, ok?

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Re: PInk Squirrels

Post by Old Hat » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:33 am

joaniebo wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Old Hat wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:57 am
Bob,
Those look like they are ready to be put in the Secret Santa Swap.
Old Hat

I'm out of town for several days. Drop me a PM with your name and address and when I start tying Pink Squirrels again, I'll send some to you, ok?

Bob
All the info Bob is in the Lodge stuck at the top under the Secret Santa Swap thread.
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