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    Default Squirrel Hair

    I had a few really nice Squirrel Tails given to me. Can anyone suggest some fly's to tie with it?

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    You won't do any better than a Picket Pin

    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Here's one Larry tied with a "squirrel underwing".
    Jimmie's Salmon Fly

    I was glad to see that "picket pin". Never seen one, but like it.

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    RipTide, Is that Peacock Herl? I may be able to handle that being a newbie tyer...

    ---------- Post added at 07:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:30 PM ----------

    Jimmie, That fly is really nice. Now that may take a few try's I really appreciate both yours and RipTides help.

    Regards, Boser

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    I used several tails last year on just one kind of fly. Crayfish.

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    Wow...just a little mayonnaise and we could eat it
    Outstandind fly Dan

    ---------- Post added at 01:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:44 AM ----------

    ps...one of my squirrels was unfortunately ran over by a car just in front of my gate....burried it but took its tail before.I tied a few caddis using it...will post a pic soon

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    Best part is, it rides hook point up. I can drag it on the bottom and it rarely hangs up. Complicated to tie though.

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    Dan, that Fly is amazing, really a work of art. It has to be very functional....

    Thanks for the ideas.

    Regards, Boser

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    For a long time now, I've been wanting to try to imitate a green sunfish, as bass around here hit them readily. So far nothing looks right. Looking at a tail of a fox squirrel I shot while hunting this winter, I realized it might be just the ticket. It's got some of the right colors already built in. If I can figure out how to post a pic, I will.

    Here's my general thoughts:

    Squirrel tail for black body and orange fins.
    Wood duck flank feather for the yelow/cream underbelly
    A blue craft yarn for the blue specks on the body and head area.

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    Red fox squirrel nymph: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph - Dave Whitlock Fly Fishing Info Center. Nice somewhat beginner fly, uses squirrel hair for a dubbed body.

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