Looking for a new streamer to try this spring? Give the Simi Seal a shot. It has a slim profile that reminds me of a Thin Mint-style Woolly Bugger.
I first learned about the Simi Seal while preparing to fish Silver Creek in Eastern Arizona. If you ever find yourself in the Show Low/Pinetop-Lakeside region by the White Mountains of Arizona, check out Silver Creek. It’s popular with fly anglers and teeming with trout, including stocked Apache trout, a rare find.
First, I’ll give you some options to buy the Simi Seal online if you’re not a tier:
There are a handful of other online vendors, and I encourage you to use the Google machine to find them. If you’d like to tie yourself, here you go for the main recipe: John Rohmer Materials at azflyfishing.net. I’ll quote the enticing blurb and link the video below:
“Master fly tier and inventor, John Rohmer, may have just stumbled on the single most versatile fish-catching blend of material that is known world-wide as Simi Seal. The material is a course blend of medium-length fibers of secret origin, created using a custom-built multi-stage blending machine that is secretly located in the basement of an undisclosed warehouse somewhere in the central part of the Arizona Sonoran Desert.”
An alternate take: