Squirrel tail: Made for Riffling Hitch flies
The squirrel`s: A large family of rodents divided into five subfamilies, with about 58 genera and some 285 species. – Some like the Eastern Grey Squirrel and the Pine squirrel have long been known as top fly tying material, and hair from these animal is found in 1000´s of know fly patterns across the world. The Eastern Grey Squirrel is a absolute favorite material in our fly tying shop… and we buy squirrel tails from these animals in the UK by the doz..
The Eastern Grey Squirrel was introduced to Britain, many years ago where it has spread across the country and has largely displaced the native Red squirrel Wherefore it is considered a pest animal by most Brittan’s..
Mr. Squirrel tail helping out at the Fishmadman fly tying desk
Take time to select the perfect squirrel tail
We buy many tails to be able to select the best possible tails for our V-FLY´s we want a squirrel tail with thin hair as we have found that flies tied from this hair has superior fishing-abilities when hitching for Atlantic salmon…
We are proud to offer specially selected Silver tip squirrel tails (Eastern Grey squirrel)
We have been scouting for a supplier of silver tip tails that we could trust to harvest the tails when the hairs had the right texture..
We managed to find a Game Warden in the UK that knew what we was looking for -
Richard – Who is a salmon and trout angler – promised to help us with our very special project.
Setting traps for squirrels is part of Richards daytime job – and doing so in the right time of year we have managed to secure a small stock of these first rate Riffling Hitch tails.