The really small stuff Why such small tube flies? Small flies are just an important…
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 known fly patterns across the world. The Eastern Grey Squirrel is an absolute favourite material in our fly tying shop… and we buy squirrel selected tails from these animals in the UK by the doz..
Photo right: Pine Squirrel by Mr. Bill Bryden
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 Brittain’s..
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 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.
Russian Flying Squirrel
An absolutely small squirrel tail – and very hard to find – Some of the finest fly tying material we ever have seen.
Siberian Pygmy Squirrel
The smallest squirrel we have ever seen – and some of the finest hair we have ever come across – Most likely not your everyday roadkill fly tying material
Rare squirrel material quite close to its cousin the small pine squirrel
Chinese Pine Squirrel
Similar to its US cousin but much softer – A really nice tail for small and medium salmon flies
Dark Russian Squirrel
A superior fly tying material for both big and small salmon and steelhead flies… Difficult to find