Global FlyFisher. Fly from the pattern database -

All kinds of flies from all over the globe

Even more patterns

The Real Rag Worm

The Real Rag Worm
TypeCold saltwater fly
Claus Eriksen
Year of origin
Target species
Sea trout (sea run)
Steelhead (sea run)

HooksOwner Chinu 50355. Front hook #1/0, Rear hook #2
ThreadLight grey or rusty
TailBrown marabou and a few strands of olive Angel Hair. Speckled marabou will do great.
ConnectionFireline, 40 lbs.
BodyCactus Chenille, brown or olive
Front hackleSaddle hackle, brown, grey, olive or black
HeadBead, brass or red.
GlueAquaSeal or other soft-when-dry glue

Tying instructions

  1. Prepare the rear hook first covering the shank with thread
  2. Tie in the marabou tail. Do not make it too voluminous.
  3. Add a small bunch of Angel Hair.
  4. Tie in the Fireline. Cover it thoroughly with thread so that it is secure.
  5. Tie in the chenille.
  6. Add a bead to the front hook.
  7. Place the front hook in the vice.
  8. Tie in the Fireline attached to the rear hook.
  9. Ajust the length to 5-7 cm (2-3"). Secure it well.
  10. Add glue to the Fireline.
  11. Bring the chenille forward.
  12. Secure the chenille at the hook bend of the front hook.
  13. Tie in a hackle at the hackle tip in the rear of the front hook.
  14. Bring the chenille forward to just behind the bead.
  15. Hackle the front hook over the chenille.
  16. Cut off the excess hackle.
  17. Whipfinish behind the bead.
  18. Color the chenille using a blue and maybe a red waterproof pen.
  19. Let it dry.

Want to comment this page? Fill out the form below.
Only comments
in English
are accepted!

Comentarios en Ingles
solamente, por favor!

Your name Your email
Anonymize my information. Name and email will not be shown with comment.
Notify me on new comments to this article on the above email-address.
You don't have to comment to start or stop notifications.

All comments will be screened by the GFF staff before publication.
No HTML, images, ads or links, please - we do not publish such comments...
And only English language comments will be published.
Name and email is optional but recommended.
The email will be shown in a disguised form in the final comment to protect you against spam
You can see other public comments on this page