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Thread: Pink Squirrel SBS

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    Default 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.



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



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



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



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



    6. Dub ice dub tightly onto thread.



    7. Wrap collar



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


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    Default 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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