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Tie Talk: 4 Steps to Tying the Durex Condom Pike Fly (with Photos)

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February 29, 2012

Tie Talk: 4 Steps to Tying the Durex Condom Pike Fly (with Photos)

By Tim Romano

This week's Tie Talk "bug" comes to us courtesy of flyrecipes.com.

The Durex Condom Pike Fly is the brainchild of Simon Graham and has one very unusual item that might not be in your fly tying recipe basket: A condom for the tail...

Graham apparently got the idea while reading a piece from an Australian media outlet basically saying that, "despite Australia's best efforts to supply prophylactics to AIDS-ravaged Papua, New Guinea, there's no stopping local creativity in finding unusual uses for the free condoms. Local fisherman cut them up for lures, and women find the lubricant good for their hair and beauty regime."

He goes on to say that, "pike can be fooled into taking all manner of materials found on lures and flies, if presented to them correctly. It was only a few years back when I was in Russia that I witnessed a bloke catch a pike with just tin foil molded onto his hook. Which got me thinking if local fisherman in Papua, New Guinea could catch tuna with condoms then how hard could it be to fool a pike into taking one. Anyway, this has now been tested and has passed with flying colours. So I’ve come up with the Durex condom pike streamer. Not that I think you’ll all want to tie one, but here’s a step by step tutorial in case you do."

Call it a hunch, but something tells me you aren't going to find this one commercially tied in your local fly shop.

Enjoy the lighthearted take on tying for the day.

Click here to see the step-by-step photo instructions for tying this fly.

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Durex? Why not some Ruff Ryders Glow Magnums?

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from VAHunter540 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Yeah Durex is expensive, those Ruff Ryders are cheap. Just .75 cents in your local gas station bathroom vending machine!

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from sgtsly wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Matchin' the hatch for the Ohio River whitefish.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Speechless. Simply speechless.

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Obama is requiring a condom on all nympho flies. A part of the ObamaCare bill that just surfaced. Game officials may search, and seize flies out of your fly box that do not comply to the new regulation. $100 a day fines may also be imposed.

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from kirkdeeter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Should've used a fluorescent condom, Timmy. Didn't you learn anything yesterday?

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from Mibasshunter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That really is thinking out of the box... or should I say out of the condom.

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

It needs to be "articulated"..mine is.

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from johnm98765 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

There must be a joke in there somewhere about the fly also including peacock herl.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

It takes only three casts to get the job done!

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from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I think he's fishing for the wrong kind of sucker!

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from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I think he's fishing for the wrong kind of sucker!

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from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Kind of small. This is for pickerel right?

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from BaboosicBomb wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

"Flying Colors"? Someone is trying to sneak a pun past us.

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Now that's the way to get young people into fly fishing. And folks thought I was off the mark by telling you F & S is a liberal rag?

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

read the instructions for this fly! the possibility for some great jokes are endless!

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from IowaDeerSlayler wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

All i can think to say is.. ouch..

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Rather disappointing there isn't more reaction from posters than just "ouch"..totally inappropriate from my sense of values standpoint.

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Sayfu, disappointed? Really? What value, or lack of values do you get associate with condoms? Military uses them all the time to cover their barrels to keep things clean and smoothly operating.....on their M-16's, what did you think I was referring to?

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

koldkut..come on..yer better than that. There are young kids that get on these threads often. Their mummy would be very disappointed in you.

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from johnm98765 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Those moms are gonna be a lot more disappointed when they become grandmoms because they didn't want their kids to learn what a condom is.

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from bassman06 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This is.... unconventional. I like it, but I prefer that car key method, I'm trying to figure out that for a casting rod... Anyway, I agree, jokes are endless, puns are too.

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Sayfu, I hate treating kids like kids, I think that's where this world has gone wrong. Without a long diatribe, you don't see many youngster these days who are held accountable for their actions, and I think they need to be, otherwise they don't learn to think about things. Knowledge is power, I don't care what you say on it, a 10 year old who knows what a condom is for is an educated 10 year old...

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

You don't have to worry about that Koldkut...you don't. Little chance of you treating kids like kids.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

First step to tying the durex condom fly is to pinch the reservoir tip before binding to the shaft errrrr I mean shank of the hook.

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from Redford wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I cant figure out which side the ribbing should be on? Should it be outside for the fish's pleasure, or inside for mine?

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from sgriffflyguy wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

you would certainly hook up if you put that thing on.

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from sgriffflyguy wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

do you only use this during the mating season?

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from Trapper Vic wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This should have been a caption contest FS. The feathers might work out ok but I wouldn't want to put one on with a hook in it!

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from tom donohue wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This is'nt even remotely amusing.

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from David Kolousek wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That's crazy, still destined to smell fishy.

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from a.rank wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

you could get a scent-release effect with this if you put the condom on the other way, with some hotdog bits (how perfect) or something in the end, and poked holes in it... someone should write a book titled "101 uses for condoms in the outdoors"

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from santa wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I thought when I saw a condom filled with helium being used in "kite" fishing that it was a good idea. Now this is another direction for the little latex wonder which proves that one size works for every thing.

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from hutter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I'm Catholic so I have to use the rythem method! It's probably a jerk bait isn't it.

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from hockeyplayer wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Sure Its a fly and not a jerkbait? what kind of retreive do u use, 2 shakes and a zip? I wonder if different flavored condoms woulds be more/ less productive.......

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Sayfu, I hate treating kids like kids, I think that's where this world has gone wrong. Without a long diatribe, you don't see many youngster these days who are held accountable for their actions, and I think they need to be, otherwise they don't learn to think about things. Knowledge is power, I don't care what you say on it, a 10 year old who knows what a condom is for is an educated 10 year old...

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from kirkdeeter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Should've used a fluorescent condom, Timmy. Didn't you learn anything yesterday?

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from Koldkut wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Durex? Why not some Ruff Ryders Glow Magnums?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from hutter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I'm Catholic so I have to use the rythem method! It's probably a jerk bait isn't it.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

It needs to be "articulated"..mine is.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I think he's fishing for the wrong kind of sucker!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Koldkut wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Sayfu, disappointed? Really? What value, or lack of values do you get associate with condoms? Military uses them all the time to cover their barrels to keep things clean and smoothly operating.....on their M-16's, what did you think I was referring to?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Redford wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I cant figure out which side the ribbing should be on? Should it be outside for the fish's pleasure, or inside for mine?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from VAHunter540 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Yeah Durex is expensive, those Ruff Ryders are cheap. Just .75 cents in your local gas station bathroom vending machine!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from sgtsly wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Matchin' the hatch for the Ohio River whitefish.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from buckhunter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Speechless. Simply speechless.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Obama is requiring a condom on all nympho flies. A part of the ObamaCare bill that just surfaced. Game officials may search, and seize flies out of your fly box that do not comply to the new regulation. $100 a day fines may also be imposed.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mibasshunter wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That really is thinking out of the box... or should I say out of the condom.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from johnm98765 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

There must be a joke in there somewhere about the fly also including peacock herl.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from dleurquin wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

It takes only three casts to get the job done!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mark Orlicky wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I think he's fishing for the wrong kind of sucker!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Kind of small. This is for pickerel right?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from BaboosicBomb wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

"Flying Colors"? Someone is trying to sneak a pun past us.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Now that's the way to get young people into fly fishing. And folks thought I was off the mark by telling you F & S is a liberal rag?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from jamesti wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

read the instructions for this fly! the possibility for some great jokes are endless!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from IowaDeerSlayler wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

All i can think to say is.. ouch..

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

koldkut..come on..yer better than that. There are young kids that get on these threads often. Their mummy would be very disappointed in you.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from johnm98765 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Those moms are gonna be a lot more disappointed when they become grandmoms because they didn't want their kids to learn what a condom is.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from bassman06 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This is.... unconventional. I like it, but I prefer that car key method, I'm trying to figure out that for a casting rod... Anyway, I agree, jokes are endless, puns are too.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

You don't have to worry about that Koldkut...you don't. Little chance of you treating kids like kids.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Gtbigsky wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

First step to tying the durex condom fly is to pinch the reservoir tip before binding to the shaft errrrr I mean shank of the hook.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from sgriffflyguy wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

you would certainly hook up if you put that thing on.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from sgriffflyguy wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

do you only use this during the mating season?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Trapper Vic wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This should have been a caption contest FS. The feathers might work out ok but I wouldn't want to put one on with a hook in it!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from tom donohue wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This is'nt even remotely amusing.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from David Kolousek wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That's crazy, still destined to smell fishy.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from a.rank wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

you could get a scent-release effect with this if you put the condom on the other way, with some hotdog bits (how perfect) or something in the end, and poked holes in it... someone should write a book titled "101 uses for condoms in the outdoors"

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from santa wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

I thought when I saw a condom filled with helium being used in "kite" fishing that it was a good idea. Now this is another direction for the little latex wonder which proves that one size works for every thing.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from hockeyplayer wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Sure Its a fly and not a jerkbait? what kind of retreive do u use, 2 shakes and a zip? I wonder if different flavored condoms woulds be more/ less productive.......

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sayfu wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Rather disappointing there isn't more reaction from posters than just "ouch"..totally inappropriate from my sense of values standpoint.

-2 Good Comment? | | Report

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