Fly Tying 1 min read

[Video] How to Tie the Squirmy Wormy

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

June 3, 2016

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