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Atherton Squirrel Tail

Name Atherton Squirrel Tail
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook2/0 to 6, Heavy Wire, e.g. TMC 7999
TailGolden Pheasant Tippet
ButtFluorescent Yellow or Chartreuse Floss or Fine Yarn
BodySlender Black Dubbing
RibOval Silver Tinsel
ThroatBrown Hackle Fibers
WingRed Squirrel Tail

This pattern was originally an Atlantic Salmon pattern. It has been used heavily in the Great Lakes region and now the Pacific coast.

 

 

 

 

 

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