Squirrel Nugget

Cheech - December, 2018

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
  • Head: 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)
  • Tools Used: Loon UV Infiniti Light, Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner, Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

$16.99
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

$17.99
Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs
Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs
Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs

Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs

$24.99
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

$17.99
Natural Furs Dubbing
Natural Furs Dubbing

Natural Furs Dubbing

$2.95
Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet
Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet

Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet

$7.25
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon UV Infiniti Light

Loon UV Infiniti Light

$59.99