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ted4887 10-10-2012 01:59 AM

Pink Squirrel SBS
 
Material List
Hook: Tiemco 2457 or equivalent sz 12-18
Bead: 2.4mm Gold
Thread: White, Black or red Danville 70 denier
Tail: Pearl Krystal Flash
Body: Fox Squirrel Dubbing
Ribbing: Red Copper Wire - size Brassie
Collar: UV Pink Ice Dub


Please note that this isn't in line with Bethke's original pattern. However, it is exactly how I prefer mine. Not much mess, and a very quick tie.




1: Start thread down to the hook bend.

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090670.jpg

2. Tie in Krystal Flash tail and red copper wire. (Do not worry about tail length. You can trim that later)

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090671.jpg

3. Dub squirrel onto thread at desired bugginess. (I prefer mine less spiky, although many prefer it extremely buggy.)

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090672.jpg

4. Wrap up until about 1/3 hook shank left before bead.

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090674.jpg

5. Wrap red copper wire up the length of the body.

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090676.jpg

6. Dub ice dub tightly onto thread.

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090677.jpg

7. Wrap collar

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090678.jpg

8. Whip Finish, trim tail, and pick/brush dubbing out to desired bugginess.

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...S/PA090681.jpg

mysticm 10-10-2012 04:48 AM

Re: Pink Squirrel SBS
 
Great SBS! I tied up several exactly how you describe (did not have the Fox squirrel so went with the Hares Ear Plus dubbing). Deadly fly...fooled several nice Browns for me.


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