|| DESIGNED BY: Dave Whitlock
TAIL: Hare's mask
RIB: Gold tinsel
BODY: Red fox squirrel mixed with brown and black Antron
LEGS: Mottled brown hen hackle
| Dave Whitlock is probably the best
known fly tier in the world. He originated this pattern some
thirty years ago and despite the hundreds of "miracle" patterns
he�s devised since, he still says this is his best nymph. Like
most good nymph patterns, this one is versatile. You can tie
it long and slender or short and fat, depending on your needs.
It will imitate virtually any in the water. I find it most useful
during the late fall when October Caddis pupae are active. The
Tangerine Dream is a specific October Caddis imitation that
outfishes the Red Squirrel, however, in waters with stoneflies
and other large nymphs, the "squirrel" will be my first choice.