Bastian’s Red Squirrel Silver Picket Pin SBS

IMG_7207_zpse9334833.jpg    Neat variation of an old standard.   hook - TMC 5263 #6 thread - Danville 6/0  brown rib - medium oval tinsel  silver tail - pheasant rump brown body - mylar tinsel  silver hackle - brown hen wing - fox squirrel tail head - peacock herl     mash barb, start thread, tie in rib, wrap back to bend   IMG_7186_zps1ac214fa.jpg     strip some fibers off a pheasant rump feather (hen or schlappen works, too), measure (gap past bend), tie in, return thread to front   IMG_7187_zps6c776d30.jpg   IMG_7188_zps6b786941.jpg     tie in tinsel, wrap to tail and back   IMG_7189_zps674d675d.jpg   IMG_7191_zps9abc9ef7.jpg     spiral rib forward and tie off   IMG_7192_zps02690b6e.jpg   IMG_7193_zps824bed01.jpg     prep hackle, tie in by tip (we'll trim off the stub after the hackle is wound)   IMG_7194_zps96811c33.jpg   IMG_7195_zps5f9b42eb.jpg     sweep fibers back while wrapping forward; tie off and trim   IMG_7196_zpsc57bb2ea.jpg     stroke hackle down & back, wrap back to tie in point   IMG_7198_zpsacde9487.jpg   IMG_7199_zps218b0f4d.jpg     clean, stack, measure (tips even with tail) a clump of squirrel tail; tie in, trim butts (a drop of Sally helps lock it in) and cover with thread   IMG_7200_zpsef0525a8.jpg   IMG_7201_zps8f69f7e0.jpg     tie in peacock   IMG_7202_zpsdc534393.jpg     twist with thread, wrap forward, tie off, trim, whip, SHHAN   IMG_7207_zpse9334833.jpg     Regards, Scott No related posts.

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