Published Apr 23. 2019 - 4 months ago
Updated or edited Apr 26. 2019

Squirmy Worm

Likely the most popular fly for trout in the past couple of years, the Squirmy flies have had a big impact on fly anglers and tyers alike. The original Squirmy Wormie has evolved into a number of basic variations and the material is getting worked into a number of new fly patterns.
This version of the worm features a dubbed and ribbed body. I tie this pattern in quite a number of colors including reds, pink, orange, green, tan, brown and even a couple in black. Change up the bead color, dubbing and wite to match the squirmy material. You can also add a hot collar just behind the bead with your final thread wraps and whip finish.
**** Do not use acetone or solvent based cement around the squirmy material. water based is okay. Keep out of extreme heat as well (Don't leave them in a hot car) ****

Squirmy Worm Fly Pattern
Hook: Firehole 633 #12-16
Bead: Brass or Tungsten
Thread: Olive 210D FWN
Tail: Squirmy Wormie segment
Ribbing: Copper wire (med-large)
Body: Laser dubbing or Ice Dubbing
Collar: Thread hot spot


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Hot spot interest...

Could you give me the reason for using hot spots and if using holographic, for example mylar tinsel on fly model on the back of the body, or other flash materials. Does increase the number of strikes? On the other hand, does this work on all species of trout or is it only suitable for rainbow trout? Could you provide me some published article about this subject?
Thank you.


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