Video: Why You Should Tie with Pine Squirrel

Here’s the latest in the series of videos 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.

This week,Tim talks about why he loves using pine squirrel in streamer patterns. The material is relatively inexpensive, has fine markings that imitate baitfish, and it undulates in the water nicely. Try tying your favorite patterns, substituting pine squirrel zonker strips for the body and/or tail. You might find you like the fly better that way.

One thought on “Video: Why You Should Tie with Pine Squirrel”

  1. Doesn’t appear in the water demo the fly was tied with a loop knot ?
    That should increase movement with each pause or current change.

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