Squirrel Streamer

A small bait pattern for sea trout

An oldie pattern from GFF

By Martin Joergensen

This small streamer is as neutral and ordinary as can be. It's a small trout fry pattern, that can be used in fairly clear water in spring and autumn. Retrieve in short, fast jerks.

Hook Streamer 4-12 straight eye
Thread Black
Tail None
Body Flat silver tinsel
Rib Orange floss or tying thread (3/0)
Wing Stacked squirrel tail
False hackle Orange hackle fibers
Head Tying thread

  • Tie in ribbing material: one strand of floss or two strands of 3/0 tying thread
  • Turn thread forwards to form a base for the body
  • Leave a bit of hook (one eye width) shank uncovered
  • Tie in flat tinsel and turn to hook bend and back to the tie-in point to form body
  • Twist the ribbing to form a tight thin thread
  • Turn the ribbing in the opposite direction of the tinsel in open turns, and tie down
  • Stack a small bundle of natural squirrel tail and tie in on top of shank as a wing. Length is slightly more than hook length
  • For a more durable fly, you might want to varnish the base of the wing before tying it in
  • Tie in a small false hackle, reaching hook point
  • Form a fairly large head with tying thread
  • Whip finish and varnish several times

User comments
From: George - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted June 8th 2013

So simple you know it is deadly, ever notice the simpler the fly the more fish it catches? well thats true about this fly for sure great little searching pattern when bait fish are present thanks again and as always forget fishing lets go catching!

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