Published Mar 13. 2021 - 4 weeks ago

Walt's Worm

Probably the simplest fly pattern in Morgan Lyle's "Simple Flies," Walt's Worm was created in 1984 by Walt Young of Pennsylvania. This is not a bead head version, or Walt's Sexy Worm... this pattern's beauty is in it's simplicity.

Hook: #8-18 nymph
Thread: Tan
Weight: 0.020-0.025"
Body: Hare's mask and Antron mix
Anything else: nope

*** Some of the popular books used here: ***
Dave Hughes, "Essential Trout Flies," 2017, https://amzn.to/3lbCZYX
David Klausmeyer's "Favorite Flies," 2020, https://amzn.to/3oeSNMa
Morgan Lyle's "Simple Flies," 2015, https://amzn.to/3qB1zW1
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia: https://amzn.to/34U0rUe
Mike Valla's "Tying the Founding Flies," 2015, https://amzn.to/354oSir
Randle Scott Stetzer's "Flies, the Best One Thousand," 1992, https://amzn.to/34Q15mp

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