Saturday, January 07, 2012

Spawning Nereis

Spawning sandworm imitation with emu feather tied flatwing style and foam slider head. Palmered emu hackle is clipped under the hook shank to create flattened appearance. Nereis virens photo (bottom) courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.



WOW... coooool!!
great imitation! Vlad,

I have no idea about those worms! the only experience I had was seen a guy in plum island caught a 30lb striper using a live worm... great tie!

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks Mark, and you are right...seaworms are very popular as a bait and for a good reason. For us flyfishers they can provide some incredible action, during worm hatches when fish would key on them. Most worm imitations are tied with zonker strips and marabou. I thought the emu feather has a cool texture to imitate worm parapodia.