Squirmy Nymphs – an all around pattern

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I tied a few nymphs with the new Squirmy  wormy materials. made in USA by Spirit River  this soft type silicone based material started to  be very popular in tying world. Is used mainly for  tying worm types of flies also called San Juan Worm flies. Compared with traditional materials like dubbing, chenille,  threads and feathers,  this squirmy wormy is  more a soft type of lure similar with  soft lures used in spinning fishing and soft lure fishing. The material is practically a silicone solid tube, very soft and vibrant, full of movement and have a diameter  of 2.5mm. Easy to be used even by a beginner will aloud everybody to tie fast a nymph that will have  in water movements  like no other  flies. I tested these flies first on black bass and here I put a report on Global Fly Fisher about these squirmy nymphs.  By the way – Globalflyfisher is a fantastic site with a lot of content about fly fishing and fly tying and  I highly  recommend to visit it and bookmark it. A few days later I tested these nymphs on trout in different  rivers , also with big success.  Will make another report about fishing trout with these flies.

I’m an open mind fishermen,  I like to test all types of materials no mater if they are synthetic or natural.  Probably some purists will consider this material inappropriate for fly fishing and they probably right. Anyway I like to test  new materials and this fly is my recommendation for everybody for starting season when rivers are high and color  of water is white or muddy.  Squirmy wormy nymphs can be considered an all around flies together with classic GRHE pattern and Pheasant Tail variants.


The bright red color suits for deep pools where sunlight is filtered out. This type of squirmy should be played behind rocks up and down to induce the fish attack. The fly is not really a food and is more a stimulator that induces the aggressive instinct of the fish.
This model, which is kind of orange color works great for stock fish. There are plenty of rivers where locals put stock fish inside. They are difficult to catch if you use traditional flies. But it seems that strong colors work great on them

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