Hareline Squirrel Tails are a great material for making streamers. They have long, densely packed, spiky fibers that generate a unique lifelike motion underwater. The Pine Squirrel streamer is one of the most classic streamers in all of fly fishing, and for good reason. It is a really effective fly. The fine markings on the material are what make it special. With a wide variety of colors available, you really can’t go wrong with Squirrel Tail, especially if you’re looking for a change of pace from Zonker.
Comparison: Squirrel tail can be used in any situation where zonker is used, but because the materials afe made from different animals, the action is slightly different.
Example Flies: Pine Squirrel Streamer, Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer