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.