[Video] How to Tie the Squirmy Wormy

Devin Olson of the Tactical Fly Fischer demonstrates how to tie the Squirmy Wormy.

This non-traditional pattern helped the US Youth Fly Fishing Team win the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in 2014 and led to protests by other competing teams to have the pattern banned from use in competition fly fishing.

Is the Squirmy Wormy in your “fly” box?

Squirmy Wormy Material List

Hook: Hanak 230 or Umpqua C300 Bl, size 8 – 12
Thread: Uni 6/0, red, 3.8 – 2.8 mm
Bead: Slotted Tungsten, Copper
Body: Squirmy Wormy


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Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

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