Squirrel Tails – what to do with them

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    Saltlake58
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    OK so if you hunt squirrels and have lots of their tails, what do you do with them?  Well, Mepps will "Recycle" the tails and make lures out of them.  This was posted on Reddit, so take it for what it's worth.  https://www.mepps.com/squirrel-tail/

    Oh well, who knew?

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    cmatera
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    Thy’ve been buying them longer than I’m alive and I’m 64.

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    Kgphotos
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    I use some of mine for tying flies.

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    Vana2
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    I keep some for myself and give the rest to friends who also tie flies.

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    Quad82
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    Feed them to the Fox and yotes along with the gut pile. Haven’t went red-neck and tied one to my truck antenna since hi-school.

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    rustynuts
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    I always keep a few around.  I have given them to people who like to tie flies and also one lady who uses the hairs to make fine paint brushes.   I personally have used them to pester neighborhood dogs (attach tail to fishing line) and as ornaments around my shop:)

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    jwrabbit123
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    i knew this in for decades , I remember 30 yrs ago they paid 5 cents

     

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    Queequeg
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    Tell what not to do with one. Don't sew it on your college roommate's pants while he's passed out on the couch and then let him go out into public with it. He'll never forgive you. And after forty years I can say that's the case.

    4 of us rented a house and one Saturday 3 of us went hunting and one guy stayed home. When we got back he had drank all the beer in the fridge and passed out. So I sewed one of the tails on his butt and when he awoke he never realized it until several hours later when a waitress in a diner asked him why he had the squirrel tail on his butt. Now he finally realized why people had been staring at him.

     

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    DanielL
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    I was surprised to read Mepps wants them with the meat in…saying they are worthless without that.  Seems like you'd need a good drying process or things could get real stinky.

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    Deathwizard
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    They make a beautiful wreath. 

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    guod123
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    Just looked at the prices paid for tails, have you looked at what Mepps charges for a lure?

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