The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Bead: Gold brass or tungsten counter drilled bead -Paul, From Savage Flies: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ But it also offers a window into the species' behavior. The researchers can't say for sure why, but communication and camouflage top their list of theories. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Ribbing: Red UTC wire Thank you for your patience and continuing to shop with us - stay safe out there. The Pink Squirrel Nymph or as it may also be known, the Persuader is a fly pattern designed by John Bethke of Westby, Wisconsin. Hook: #10-16 heavy scud Actually, I’m certain that many of the strikes induced by the pink squirrel are the result of curiosity. The Pink Squirrel is a trout fly that came out of the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and is one of the most effective flies for trout you can fish no matter where you go. Bead: Gold, sized to match hook The pink squirrel doesn’t resemble any particular food source, but rather loosely mimics several food sources from caddis larva to scuds. Pink squirrel fly pattern recipe: Materials: Hare'e Ice Dub (Hare's Ear) Cyclops Beads (1/8" Gold) Fl. The first time I went up there, I was lucky enough to buy a bag of it. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Actually, I’m certain that many of the strikes induced by the pink squirrel are the result of curiosity. It really is a great fly, however, I haven't had the greatest luck with it on the SW Madison systems as I have in Grant county and North. I’ve fished this on point when contact nymphing and it does pretty well for getting deep despite how buggy it is. Hook: Mustad #3906 hook (sizes 12 – 16) Thread: Black. In the spring of 2017, Jon Martin, a professor in the forestry department at Wisconsin's Northland College, was scanning his backyard with an ultraviolet flashlight to see which lichens, mosses and plants fluoresced. Very cool! The fly is a great choice for fishing in the winter and into the spring. Nick Mayer's watercolors are large, colorful and stunningly beautiful. But researchers hope the find could have even broader implications. I believe this makes the fly easier to tie, more durable, and gives the fly a more impressionistic appearance. This caught my eye because the Pink Squirrel was the first “requested” fly for me to tie when I opened my IG account. We'll package this up for you. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. A new study in the Journal of Mammology describes how the North American flying squirrel, or Glaucomys, fluoresces pink at night. © 2020 CNET, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. tied by John Bethke Walmart's best early Black Friday deals: $99 AirPods, $49 Instant Pot and more, $99 AirPods and other early Black Friday deals available now, Best Buy's early Black Friday sale: There are still discounts on TVs, laptops and smart speakers, Discuss: Scientists discovered a flying pink squirrel. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/, Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music), Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW I’ve also found success using it for Great Lakes trout and salmon, and for wild New Zealand rainbow trout. But hot-pink flying squirrels? That's when he spotted a flying squirrel, and noticed it glowed hot pink under the ultraviolet light. Body: Fox Squirrel body fur mixed with Lureflash Amber Antron & Olive Ice dubbing Pink squirrel fly pattern recipe: Materials: Hare'e Ice Dub (Hare's Ear) Cyclops Beads (1/8" Gold) Fl. I’m glad you connected with this fly. You can support the Global FlyFisher directly here, if you feel like it. This is a well known pattern in that area. Hook: Mustad #3906 hook (sizes 12 – 16) It is an attractor fly but may be considered a scud pattern. The fly is a great choice for fishing in the winter and into the spring. When fish are not biting I switch to the Pink Squirrel and my luck improves dramatically. Bethke's Pink Squirrel - Fly Tying Material Package, Just Add H2O/Fishient Fly Tying Materials, Sale Price Miscellaneous Fly Fishing Gear. A generic nymph that can do equally well as a stonefly or mayfly nymph as it can a waterboatman or backswimmer. We’re still in the shop full time fulfilling online orders. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Collar: Coral pink chenille or pink dubbing such as Diamond Dubbing or Ice Dubbing, Subscribe (and click the bell) for notifications of new videos! Still a lot of people - including Hans himself and the author - have made variations. Support the Global FlyFisher through several different channels, including PayPal. Body: Fox Squirrel body fur mixed with Lureflash Amber Antron & Olive Ice dubbing. The Pink Squirrel Nymph was designed by John Bethke and is probably one of the most popular trout nymph patterns today in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. All but this one did fluoresce, however, in some intensity or another," she said via email. A flying North American squirrel, wearing its day colors. "The more we know about the species, the more we can understand it and help it.". Rib: Red copper wire Rib: Red copper wire. One of my favorite aspects of this fly is how easy it is to tie. Add the Pink Squirrel material package to your cart to buy all the materials you need for tying. Pink Squirrel Fly Pattern (Original Recipe) tied by John Bethke. Yes, this is a trick question and easy to answer. A gold bead and some sparkle fibers coming off the tail round out the subtle pattern. Orders are being shipped as quickly as possible with brief delays - we are experiencing vendor availability issues and delays from all brands. "It could potentially help with the conservation of the species or other species, and it could also relate to wildlife management," Kohler said. The Pink Squirrel Nymph or as it may also be known, the Persuader is a fly pattern designed by John Bethke of Westby, Wisconsin. Apparently, these hyper-aware trout love the thing. My venture into the history and legacy of the classic March Brown led to a whole lot of variations over the theme. The fly that carries the same moniker is a nymph with a pink collar and a, you guessed it, squirrel-hair body. The Pink Squirrel is a trout fly that came out of the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and is one of the most effective flies for trout you can fish no matter where you go. See more details about what you can do to help in this blog post. The Global FlyFisher is powered by the Drupal CMS. It’s well-known within the upper Midwest’s driftless region, where it originated, but its productivity isn’t confined just to the region. “Created by John Bethke (circa early 2000s) of Westby, WI, the Pink Squirrel has found popularity throughout the Driftless region (and the west in general). I love this pattern! A flying North American squirrel, wearing its day colors. Squirrel discos do not appear to be a possibility. Fly: Pink Squirrel. Excellent fly for trout and panfish. Hans Weilenmann's CDC & Elk is a fly as good as they come. The Monster Brown Trout of Thingvallavatn, http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/. Italy based Romanian fly fisher Lucian Vasies ties an easy, wiggly nymph, which is very efficient for his local black bass - and probably many other species too. Rebooting the Reef: CNET dives deep into how tech can help save Australia's Great Barrier Reef. She started with the Science Museum of Minnesota's collection of stuffed squirrels, some of which go back decades. The result is a heavy fly that will get to the bottom quickly and makes a real show of itself. That’s great Freddy! Although there are many variations shown on the Internet this is the original pattern tied by John Bethke himself and given to me at the Badger Spring Opener on February 11, 2017. That’s great! John Bethke tied these flies I have posted below: Pink Squirrel Fly Pattern (Original Recipe) http://bit.ly/piscatorflies, Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Body: Squirrel fur (with amber Sparkle Yarn if desired) the Driftless Angler stocks the custom Pink Squirrel dubbing made by Bethke, once in a while. Tail: 1 piece of Krystal Flash Rainbow / Pearl tied & then doubled back to make a V-shaped tail. Rib: Red wire The pink squirrel doesn’t resemble any particular food source, but rather loosely mimics several food sources from caddis larva to scuds. Read about his journey from his childhood sketchbook to becoming a full time artist. Thread: Brown Hook: Firehole 315 or another scud hook #12-18 Bead: Gold COVID-19 Update: The Fly Fishers storefront location in Brookfield is now open with the following temporary hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday - Closed. All Rights Reserved. A simple but effective fly, the pattern is thought to be a general attractor nymph or possibly even a scud.” Materials list: Hook: #10-16 heavy scud Bead: Gold, sized to match hook Thread: Brown The variation shown in the video below uses a split thread dubbed collar in lieu of the original pattern’s coral pink chenille. The fly is a great choice for fishing in the winter and into the spring. The pink could also play a role in attracting mates and avoiding predators. They concluded that all three North American flying squirrel species fluoresced, and that pink is particular to squirrels that fly. Tail: Krystal flash "Some specimens were extremely vibrant pink, while one actually didn't fluoresce at all. You've heard of flying squirrels. The scientists speculate that the squirrels' bright night flashes may alert other squirrels to their movements as they glide through trees.

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