Published Feb 19. 2021 - 7 months ago
Updated or edited Feb 19. 2021

Pine Squirrel Leech

Simple yet effective sculpin or leech. Pine squirrel is a great material for making small streamers. One of my favorite flies for fishing trout is the "slump buster" which is similar to this fly. That uses a cone head, this uses a bead, but basically is the same fly. This is quicker to tie though, and really catches fish well. It can be used as a sculpin imitation or leech, or even another small baitfish. Its versatile for sure. The fly is so easy and quick to tie, that once you get going, you can tie up quite a few and fill up your fly box in a short time.

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Hook: Risen barbless shrimp and caddis size 12 - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/barbless-shrimp-and-...
Bead: Risen brass bead size 3.2 - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/beads-and-weights/products/brass-beads
Thread: Veevus 10/0 - https://amzn.to/3dbPO4P
Tail/Body: Pine Squirrel Strip - https://amzn.to/2Zn7wtL
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Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/

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