THE SQUIRMY SWITCH

Spanish barbel after barbel would tear off on their first run and then proceed to rip tippet and squirmies ragged over the sharp gravel. Most fish were caught on dries (story coming soon), but for deeper, mud rooting barbel, Leonard Flemming’s improved bloody squirmy was particularly effective (https://themissionflymag.com/2015/05/11/improved-bloody-squirmy/). However, the squirmies did not hold up [...]

IMPROVED BLOODY SQUIRMY

The Bloody Squirmy fly that I tied for carp successfully fooled fish (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=9208); however, the fly didn't last very long due to the thread cutting into the squirmy wormy rubber material, which eventually peeled off the hook shank like scabs from an old wound. Not even UV resin could hold the damaged rubber in place (which [...]

THE BLOODY SQUIRMY

I must admit that I am quite a carp addict...After many years of bait fishing for carp, I discovered how to catch these fish on tiny leadhead jigs called "loodkoppies" in standard South African artlure terms. The whole carp craze evolved to catching them on a fly rod with unweighted "loodkoppies", which I later learned [...]