Red Fox Squirrel

Created by Dave Whitlock


A generic nymph, this looks like a lot of things that live underwater and get eaten by trout.

How to Fish

Dead drift the fly near the bottom of rivers using the trout indicator or tight line presentations.

HOOK: TMC 5262, sizes 4-16

THREAD: Black or orange

TAIL: Red fox squirrel hairs, taken from back

RIB: Oval gold tinsel

BODY: 50/50 mix of tan Antron and red fox squirrel belly

THORAX: 50/50 mix of charcoal Antron and red fox squirrel back

LEGS: Partridge or golden-brown hen saddle

HEAD: Same as body