Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dave Whitlock's Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

So I decided to tie up some of my favorite nymph this afternoon.  This fly has it all!  It looks good, it is simple to tie, and it catches fish.  Along with the pheasant tail and the hares ear this should be a top 3 fly in anyone's box.                                              
This fly will catch any freshwater species and can be tied in a multitude of sizes.
The materials for this fish catcher came from the red fox squirrel that I harvested last fall.
Hook: 2xl nymph hook
Thread: 6/0 Uni Orange
Tail: Fox Squirrel Back Guard Hairs
Abdomen: Fox Squirrel Belly Fur Mixed w/ Fox Squirrel Belly Fur Colored Antron 
Ribbing: Copper Krystal Flash
Thorax:  Fox Squirrel Back Fur
Hackle: Partridge


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