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    Default tying Walt's Worm a step-by-step

    My version of Walt's Worm is a bit different than most.... I have tried to incorporate Frank Sawyer's - Killer Bug and Walt Young's - Walt's Worm, taking the best from both. I use the tying method of Young and materials from Sawyer. Here in PA and NY this fly is a proven trout taker. It imitates a bunch of flies: crane fly larva, grubs, cased caddis, etc...


    Hook: 1xl nymph #12-16 tied in 14 for this step-by-step
    Thread: tan Serafil 200 or 6/0 Uni
    Weight: 28 ga. copper wire Note: copper wire is used as it was on Sawyers Killer Bug. In the sunlight when wet the copper will show through.... so they say - I just know it works and I wouldn't change it!
    Body: Patons Classic Wool Natural Mix (00229) yarn made into dubbing. Note: the Patons yarn is a very good substitute for Chadwick's 477- wool that was used in Sawyers Killer Bug. Or you can use Hareline Hares Ear Plus #1 or #7.

    A very simple fly to tie...

    Start thread behind eye, touching turns back to the bend.

    Put a drop of super glue on threads to hold wire firm.

    Start copper wire at the bend and work forward to one eye length behind the hook eye.

    Break off waste pieces of wire.

    Dub thread with Patons dubbing.

    Wind forward forming slight carrot shape.

    Double whip finish and cut thread.

    Completed Walt's Worm or Korn's Worm if you will, could it be any easier?

    Wet Korn's Worm.
    Last edited by dr korn; 04-04-2012 at 09:01 PM.
    Doug... a.k.a. 55dougie

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