here is a size 10 Tiemco scud hook.
Danville 3/0 in a bright color, such as fluorescent orange, red, or chartreuse.
Appropriate size for the hook, black or gold. Shown here is
a 5/32" bead.
Woodchuck fur with the guardhair removed. The
tip-most 1/2" to 3/4" of fur is usually tan in color. This the
portion of the fur I prefer for tails.
Woodchuck dubbing. I cut up the underfur (the tip half
of the fur is tan and the bottom half is dark brown, usually) in
1/4" pieces into an electric "mini-chop" appliance. Run the
appliance until it is all mixed up, perhaps 15 seconds. Since this
fur is very course and stiff, a dubbing loop helps to get it on the
few turns of 3-4 peacock herl fibers, tied off behind the
up a neck behind the beadhead with the tying thread. I use a
whipping tool to complete the job.