The Wiggling Jigging Worm
Published Mar 24th 2007
The rag worm imitation that will wiggle as you jig it
Maybe you found the tandem worm too tandemnised and would be better of with a one-hook-only fly.Then the fly The Wiggling Jigging Worm shown beneath is a good alternative.
It is strongly inspired by the fly Sandiglen (The Sand Leech) originally tied by René Hansen.
However, this version has added weight just behind the hook eye, so it will jig through the water and at same time make vibrations to the sides due to the Magic Head. It is a fly that is very much alive in the water and I am sure it will be taken for a small clam worm. It has the right movement, color and the characteristicly flat profile with all the legs.
|Bead||Red, 3.8 mm|
|Tail||Angel Hair, gold an brownish Marabou|
|Rib||0.20 mm nylon|
|Back||3 mm Scud Back or similar|
|Belly||3 mm Scud Back or similar|
|Body||Crystal Chenille, brown, medium|
- Pass the bead over the shank to behind the hook eye.
- Let the Magic head follow, hollow part forward, placing it so that it covers the bead and the hook eye.
- Secure both with thread and/or glue
- Tie a few fibers of Angel Hair.
- Tie in the marabou tail.
- Tie in the rib.
- Tie in the back shield.
- Tie in the shield for the belly.
- Tie in the crystal flash.
- Take the thread to the hook eye.
- Bring the chenille forward.
- Trim it on the upper and lower side to give it a flat profile.
- Pull the belly shield forward. Tie down behind the Magic Head.
- Pull the shell back forward. Tie down behind the Magic Head.
- Rib the fly.
- Secure the ribbing.
- Cut off the excess.
- Whipfinish and add some head cement behind the cone and bead.
Another great fly is the Omoe Brush tied by Ken Bonde Larsen on a trip to the small island Omoe.