How to Tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger
If you want to learn how to tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger, you’ve come to the right place. There are several different types of streamers available to you. Learn how to tie one with this easy to follow tutorial. Once you have mastered this fly, you’ll be able to tie any type of streamer successfully. Read on to learn how to tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger.
One of the more common streamer flies is the Squirrel and Herl Bugger. This leechy fly is often used for lazy trout. A meat whistle gives it pulsating action in the water. The body is made of three or four strands of peacock herl. The tail is an olive pine-squirrel zonker strip.
Meat Whistle fly
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fly fisher, you can easily tie a meat whistle fly to attract squirrels or herls to your fly rod. This type of streamer fly is similar to the zonker strip, Woolly Bugger, peacock herl, and many other common streamer patterns. Here are some tips and tricks for tying a meat whistle.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.