Squirrel And Silver
Squirrel and silver
This Squirrel and Silver pattern was first shown to me by John McLellan at eyebrook and Pitsford in 1963.
It was a good year for both rainbow and brown trout on these Waters. Bank tactics were to cast a long line (Silk in those days), allow the Lure to sink well down, and to make a steady retrieve. Later, it was found that the squirrel and silver worked well on other reservoirs, including Grafham and Rutland, where specialized sinking-line boat Tactics were developed.
It was in the early 1970s that I found this Lure was a deadly sea trout pattern.
Hook: Size 12, 10, or 6.
Tying silk: Black.
Tail: Red wool or hackle fibres.
Body: Silver tinsel.
Hackle: Silver Mallard fibres.
Wing: Natural squirrel tail.
Head: Black varnish.