Published Dec 9. 2021 - 8 months ago
Updated or edited Dec 12. 2021

McFly's Hook Worm

This red annelid fly has worked wonders for me on the San Juan River and other western tailwaters. I created it to be a slightly more flashy version of the texas midge which is a quite effective pattern there. However I did not want it too flashy like the prices nymph as that can occasionally scare off the bigger fish. This fly has caught me more large rainbow on the San Juan River than any other fly Ive ever used.

The best part about this pattern is its quick and easy to tie. Once you get the hang of tying these, you can fill a fly box in an hour or two. I usually would fish this as my point fly, and drop a black beauty (non beaded zebra midge) off the back as my lead fly. More often than not, the fish would eat the red annelid and not even touch the zebra midge. Usually this is not the case, attractor patterns used as a point fly dont always get the fish to take it, just bring them up to inspect, then they eat the less flashy lead fly. But with this pattern, they almost always ate it, rather than the zebra. Just amazing action on this fly!

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Hook: Daiichi 1273 (size 20) -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (black) -
Flash: Flashabou (red) -
Ribbing: Micro Tubing (clear) -
Head Cement: Solarez Ultra Thin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4" Razor Scissors -
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -

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