The Blowtorch - Squirrel Style

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This pattern by Devin Olsen really doesn't need much introduction, and it's widely known as a fish catcher.  Now available though Umpqua Feather Merchants, the Blowtorch has a good mix of buggy features and a bright hotspot that help getting fish to eat it.  The only tweak that we made on this fly is we swapped the collar from soft hackle to a squirrel/cdc blend, but either version will fish really well in a variety of situations.  To get a good dubbing blend, take a clump of squirrel dub, a clump of cdc dub, and pulse them a few times in a coffee grinder (don't overdo it!)  The Blowtorch can be tied in a wider range of sizes, but most commonly from size 12-16.  



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Hook: Fulling Mill 35045 Jig Hook - 14
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Fl. Orange
Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3.5mm
Tail: Glo-Brite Floss - Fl. Fire Orange #5
Rib: Sulky Metallic Tinsel - Opalescent (8040)
Body: Hends Spectra Dubbing - Peacock Green
Collar: Natural Furs Dubbing - Gray Squirrel
Collar: TroutHunter CDC Dubbing - Black
Alternate Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14


Other tools from the tutorial:

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner