Squirrel Nugget

Because Good Enough...  Really Is!

In the search for a fly that hits the "bare minimum" standards of being a fly but it still catches fish, this one ranks about a 9/10.  Two materials and a dollop of resin and you are off fishing.  I have tied this fly in a wide range of colors and even with a lead under body or a tungsten bead in the thorax.  I have been on such a squirrel kick lately, I wanted to find a fly that I could tie mostly out of squirrel, but that had some good overall shape and texture.  This will be all over in my stillwater boxes, and I plan on using it a lot as a dropper on a midge tip rig.  Other colors to try are olive, claret, purple, and black!  Have fun tying them and get them wet!!

~ Cheech

Material List
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Hook: Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet - 14
Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Camel
Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Medium Pardo
Dub 1: Natural Furs Dubbing - Gray Squirrel
Dub 2: Ice Dub - UV Brown
Dub 3: Ice Dub - Pheasant Tail
Case 1: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
Case 2: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Other tools from the tutorial:
Renzetti Master Vise
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool