This is a Don Bastian variation of an old standard.
Red Squirrel Silver Body Picket Pin (RSP)
Thread: Danville Flymaster 6/0 Brown
Hook: Size #6 – #10 4x long.
Tail: Brown schlappen fibers or hen hackle
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Hackle: Brown schlappen or hen fibers
Wing: Red squirrel. Fox squirrel was used on these.Head: Peacock herl. Use two strands; winding two at once gets the job done faster, but moreover, two strands of peacock herl are twice as strong as one. Add a drop of head cement before winding the herl.