Video: How to Tie the Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer

Trout Spey–using two-handed rods specifically designed for trout situations–is becoming increasingly popular. In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through the process of creating a version of the venerable Pine Squirrel Streamer. Don’t let the lengthy materials and tools lists scare you. Nothing about creating this cool, trailing-hook pattern is particularly difficult, and Tim demonstrates each step in exquisite detail.

          Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer
          Hook shank:
 Waddington shank (here, a Partridge V1SS), size 25mm.
          Thread: Black, 6/0 or 140-denier.
          Hook:
 Intruder-style hook (here, a Partridge Z4), size 4.
          Connection: Maxima Braid Ultragreen, 80-pound.
          Adhesive #1: UV-cure resin or superglue.
          Braid coloring: Black Sharpie.
          Butt: Ginger Angora goat dubbing.
          Tail/rear body: Rust barred pine-squirrel zonker strip.
          Eyes: Gold bead-chain eyes, medium.
          Mid Body: Rootbeer Palmer Chenille, medium.
          Legs: Brown barred Sili Legs.
          Front Body: Black cross-cut rabbit zonker hairs.
          Head: Tying thread.
          Tools: Scissors for braid, dubbing whirl, toothbrush, rubber band, two chip clips, long-blade scissors, dubbing wax.

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