Red Fox Squirrel Jig 

Cheech - January 23, 2020

This is a take on a classic pattern that has produced very well for me over the years. There are many materials that can be used to tie this fly that was designed by Dave Whitlock many many years ago. I add a little bit of a modern twist with the jig hook and a squirrel collar. Just to make sure this bug still works, I took a size 14 to the local river (in January) and the fish still ate it as if it were July. It's worth having in your box in a wide range of sizes and bead weights.

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 12
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Fl. Orange
  • Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 4.0mm
  • Tail: Flash Sale Hackle 77 - Whiting 4B Hen Saddle - Variant (Speckled Brown)
  • Body: Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing - Sulphur Orange
  • Rib: UTC Ultra Wire - Sculpin Olive - Brassie
  • Thorax: Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing - Brown
  • Collar: Squirrel Body Pieces - Natural Gray
  • Alternate Hook: Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook - 12
  • Alternate Bead: Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 4.0mm (5/32")
  • Alternate Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 5/32" (3.8mm)
  • Tools Used: Swiss CDC MultiClamp
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.99
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.50
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Brassie Size

$1.75
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Swiss CDC MultiClamp
Swiss CDC MultiClamp

Swiss CDC MultiClamp

$44.99
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Metallic & Painted Colors

$7.99
Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing
Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing
Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing

Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing

$2.75
Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Flash Sale Hackle 77 - Whiting 4B Hen Saddle - Variant (Speckled Brown)
Flash Sale Hackle 77 - Whiting 4B Hen Saddle - Variant (Speckled Brown)
Flash Sale Hackle 77 - Whiting 4B Hen Saddle - Variant (Speckled Brown)
Flash Sale Hackle 77 - Whiting 4B Hen Saddle - Variant (Speckled Brown)

Flash Sale Hackle 77 - Whiting 4B Hen Saddle - Variant (Speckled Brown)

$15.00
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

$7.99
Squirrel Body Pieces
Squirrel Body Pieces

Squirrel Body Pieces

$2.50