Monday, May 5, 2014

Tying the Walt's Worm and the Sexy Walt's

Here's another tying video spawned as a result of our time fishing and talking with Douglas.  Before I met Doug, I had fished the Walt's Worm and knew it as an effective trout fly, but only in its simplest form - lead wire, spiky-dubbed fur body over the wire, tied on a standard wet fly or nymph hook in a cigar shape. Here, Tim Flagler ties two other versions, both of them developed by the competition angling folks.  And both of these versions work very well at times, particularly in stained or turbid water.  You don't have to fish them as the comp guys do either; I often fish them singly, in the more traditional manner most folks fish nymphs, with good success.  Tie one or both versions up, and given them a shot next time you are on the water.

Sharpen your hooks.

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