The Pink Squirrel Nymph or as it may also be known, the Persuader is a fly pattern designed by John Bethke of Westby, Wisconsin. The fly is a great choice for fishing in the winter and into the spring. It is an attractor fly but may be considered a scud pattern.
The fly is a popular choice for fishing the Driftless Area in Minnesota, Wisconsin, northwestern Illinois, and northeastern Iowa of the American Midwest and featuring the upper Mississippi River.
Pink Squirrel Nymph Fly Recipe Hook: Firehole 315 or another scud hook #12-18 Bead: Gold brass or tungsten counter drilled bead Weight: 0.020 lead or non-lead wire Thread: Pink 6/0 140d Tail: 4 strands pearl crystal flash Ribbing: Red UTC wire Body: Grey squirrel or rabbit dubbing Collar: Coral pink chenille or pink dubbing such as Diamond Dubbing or Ice Dubbing