Video: How to Make a Pine-Squirrel Collar

Here’s the latest video in our series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques,” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

If you’ve been a Tim Flagler fan for very long, you realize that he’s a big fan of pine squirrel as a tying material. (See here.) In this great video, he shows you how to make an elegant, buggy collar using the hairs from a pine-squirrel zonker strip. You’ll need a few tools, including a dubbing needle, a chip clip, and some dubbing wax. If you want to bone up on your split-thread dubbing-noodle technique, check out Tim’s earlier post on the topic.

One thought on “Video: How to Make a Pine-Squirrel Collar”

  1. I looked all through the Orvis fly tying materials and couldn’t find a chip clip. Do you stock them?

    How does Tim come up with these ideas?

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