Whitlock's Red Fox Squirrel Nymph
by John Ridderbos

Materials You Will Need
Hook:  Mustad 3906B #12
Head: Bead to match hook size
Tail:  Squirrel fur from back of squirrel
Rib: Orange pearl flashabou
Body: Squirrel belly fur
Thorax: Fur from back of squirrel skin
Hackle: (optional) Brown India Hen neck
Legs: Pumpkin flake sili legs

Tying Instructions

Step1: Slide bead onto hook.

Step 2: Tie on tuft of squirrel back hair for a tail. You want the length to equal hook gap.

Step 3: Tie in the orange pearl flashabou rib.

Step 4: Dub a nice tapered body using squirrel belly fur.

Step 5: Wrap a nice segmented rib using flashabou, tie it off and trim it.

Step 6: Build up a nice thick thorax using squirrel back fur.

Step 7: Tie in rubber legs on either side of thorax. Then put some more fur over the tie in wraps.

Step 8: You can add a hackle collar if you wish.

 

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