Ideal for small streamers and nymphs
Pine squirrels extra thin hide and hair density make it possible to tie zonkers and matuka size flies down to size 14. The extra thin hide and soft undulating hairs make for a seductive action that cannot be duplicated with any other material on such a small size fly.
The thin, pliable skin makes it a great material to wrap around the hook, forming an all hair bodied fly. Small streamers and nymphs can be constructed almost entirely out of pine squirrel. This is also an excellent material to use for crawfish patterns and as tails on nymph patterns.
Each strip is soft tanned so the density of hair is maintained and the durability of the strips is not sacrificed. In fact, flies tied with pine squirrel are extremely durable and long lasting, even after they have caught a lot of fish.