While some hunters like the challenge and the meal, then discard the carcass of squirrels they kill, others use the skin to make hats, glove linings, or even jackets. And some hunters save the tails, which they find are pretty to look at, but a little bit difficult to do anything useful with.
Luckily for them, the Mepps lure company has just the answer to the question of what to do with those tails, and it can provide a link between hunting and fishing for outdoorsmen who enjoy both. The Mepps Squirrel Tail Program gives hunters the chance to have their squirrel tails turned into the dressing on spinning lures. Mepps will either pay for the tails or allow hunters to double their value by trading for lures. It’s a win-win situation that has made Mepps the largest recycler of squirrel tails in the world.
After trying many different tails of many different animals, Mepps has found that no other tail works as well on fishing lures as squirrel tails. The secret, they say, is that unlike most other animals, squirrel tails have no fur; it’s all hair, and hair moves with water in a much more lifelike and realistic way than fur moves. This makes it the perfect addition to lures like Mepps Aglia and Black Fury lures, which are used to catch virtually every fish on the planet.
But beware the demon squirrel
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