[Video] What Do You Get When You Wrap a Czech/Polish Nymph With A Condom?

A Vladi Worm of course! Developed by Poland’s Vladi Trzebunia this worm imitation works awesome as an anchor fly when using a multi-fly Czech/Polish nymphing rig.

One Strange Fly

Ok, this has to be one of the most interesting flies I’ve every seen. I know fly tiers are a resourceful bunch, picking up road kill, shopping at craft stores, making flies out of pipe cleaners (that’s another story) but condoms as a fly tying material?

Ingenious Fly Pattern

Once you get over the fact that this trout fly pattern is made from a condom you’ll realize it is a pretty clever design and well suited to High Sticking or Euro style nymphing. Here are a few reasons why:

  • It is a large fly so you can weight the heck out of it – great for fast water.
  • Slim profile and smooth exterior cuts through the water – gets the fly down fast.
  • Rides inverted in the water so it doesn’t get hung up.
  • Latex construction makes it bounce off rocks which add to the action of the fly.

Looks Like Bait and Fishes Like Bait

This fly just looks like something good to eat. If I were a big fat brown trout and getting hungry – I’d eat it! It’s kind of like a Snickers Bar, and who doesn’t like a Snickers. This ‘fly’ flat out catches trout like nobody’s business just like the Squirmy Wormy.


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Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

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