Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Red Squirrel Silver Body Picket Pin


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.

1 comment:

Mel - Fly Tyin' Times said...

Nice pattern. Looks like a fish catcher. Thanks for sharing Don's work!