Monday, November 17, 2014

Tying the Squirminator.......Really!

Many of my friends who are dyed-in-the-wool Catskill tyers will see this and think I have finally taken flight from sanity; some will say that happened long ago.  I assure you, I haven't, yet, but for shits and giggles I thought I would post something that pushes the limits for the sake of equal time. You are correct if you think I would not be caught dead with this pattern in one of my fly boxes, let alone fishing it, but that's just my opinion on this fluer. noun / A mating of a fly and a lure by confused fly tyers.

Word on the stream is that this jig/fly/fluer/lure works quite well at times.

Let us know what you think. 

For the record, as much as I enjoy learning and practicing old and new fly fishing and fly tying techniques, this "fly" is just too much for my own traditional sensibilities - see, I haven't lost all my marbles. That said, if it appeals to you, by all means fish it.

As usual, Tim Flagler does a great job of tying and filming the Squirminator, and he tells me it is deadly at times.

Sharpen your hooks.

P.S. - Douglas, I still haven't been able to bring myself to tying on beadhead jig hooks. : )   


Mr. Q said...

Just dip it in chicken liver juice...or better yet, use powerbait!! ;)

Would that thing be allowed in a one fly comp...?

PS. you have been off yer rocker for years....

Unknown said...

Without someone pushing the envelope in terms of materials and fly patterns, people would still be fly fishing with wooden rods and silk lines held on click and pawl reels that do little more than make noise. Wait, What? They do? Holy @#$%. That would explain the horse and buggy parked at the top of the Gorge. ;)

Matt Grobert said...

Hey, that's my horse and buggy!!

Mr.Q said...

Oh ..tightlines knows click click....and its faux silk...:)