The Squirmy Worm

The Squirmy Worm

It’s true that some frown upon this very effective fly. Its cousin the San Juan Worm has been around since I started fly fishing 20 years ago and it never seemed to cause trouble. Fly or not a fly it works very well and is a fly in the eyes of the regulations anyway so fish it.

This is simple beaded version is my go-to squirmy worm pattern for euro nymphing. I started using it this past winter for Taupo trout and it worked a treat on the winter runs. It should be great in dirty water in summer as well.

I Love Fly Fishing has all the squirmy worm material you can dream of as well as tungsten beads and barless egg hooks or caddis hooks. You choose.

Recipe:

Squirmy Worm Material (Colour of your choice, red works well)

Size 10 Barbless Egg Hook

Orange Power Thread (Veevus)

3.5mm + Tungsten bead (countersunk, not slotted)

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