I’ve been tying up a ton of Squidro Intruders over the past few months. I found a huge cache of silicone bass skirt material and have been happily whittling it down. The video is a little long, but is full of great technique for tying dubbing loops and rubber. I’ve been using a heavy wire shank, but a Waddington or Senyo shank works perfectly too. For the shirts, I find using the type with both ends fused work the best for keeping things under control and being able to tie in the legs all at once. It helps speed up the tying. With the huge range of silicone skirts available, there are endless possibilities for the pattern. Scott ties this using a loop on the back to guide the leader (old school), but you can also tie the streamer using a loop of wire and trailer hook.
Black and Blue Squidro
Shank: Waddington, Senyo or other shank 1 3/4″ (45mm)
Thread: 6/0 White / Black
Tag: Silver Mylar tinsel
Leader Guide: 20b mono
Butt: Kingfisher Blue dubbing (looped)
Rear Collar: Silicone skirt legs then Kingfisher Blue dubbing (looped)
Body: Silver Mylar Tinsel
Front Collar: Black dubbing then black finn raccoon(looped) and Silicone skirt legs (tied forward) then black marabou palmered
Weight: Dumbbell eyes 4.5 – 5.5 mm
Be sure to check out this and other videos on Scott Howell’s Youtube page.