August 2, 2010

Watchout Rocky

Next time those squirrels are gorging at the bird feeder or damaging your trees, think smart and put those critters to use.

Pine Squirrel Tails
Harvested from the American Red Squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus. The red squirrel has a distinct dark barring and almost a bleached out look at the tip of the tail hair fibers. This will will make for an interesting presentation when tied in as a tail, almost like that of Coq de Leon, but heavier. Fairly short, coarse, and inexpensive, red squirrel tails are also great for using as a dubbing base for a buggy nymph blend. I can't wait to apply this to some Thunderbirds or Admiral Akbars.