Friday, May 20, 2016

Mini-Squirrel Popper

Mini-Squirrel Popper

I began tying the Mini-Squirrel Popper as a small version of my Mule Deer diver. Eventually swapping squirrel tail for the bucktail to get the contrasting barring, and clipping the legs shorter. The result, over the past few seasons is what you see here. An easy to tie, durable and very effective panfish popper. The original in natural deer and the olive tied for the video, are my two most effective versions of the pattern. 

MSP Recipe

Hook:  #6 Gamakatsu Stinnger
Thread:  6/0 Black Unithread
Tail:  Grey Squirrel Tail
Legs: Round Silicone
Hackle:  Black Rear Collar
Body:  Deer Body Hair

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