The Walt's Worm is not going to be the prettiest fly in your box. It will, however, catch you plenty of fish. This "sexy" version adds a flashy rib and hot spot to the standard pattern for those days when fish need a little extra incentive.
- HOOK: Firehole 516 (10-14)
- BEAD: Firehole Slotted Tungsten (3.0mm-4.0mm)
- THREAD: UNI 6/0 (red)
- BODY: Sow Scud Dubbing
- RIB: Flashabou Mirage Opal
- RIB: 5-7x Tippet
- VICE: Renzetti Traveler 2000
- BOBBIN: Griffin Magnum
- SCISSORS: Dr. Slick Tungsten
- WHIP FINISH: Standard Whip
- Dubbing Tool: Stonfo Comb Brush
As I mention briefly in the tutorial video, the Walt's is often considered a cranefly larva and therefore tied in sizes 10-14. Be sure to try this fly out in larger sizes however, I think you might be surprised.
This fly is typically tied in a grey color scheme but to add a little more dynamic range, I like using the Rainbow color sow scud dubbing. A great alternative to this dubbing would be using a classic hare's ear dubbing.
This is a pattern that will fish well on either jig or standard hooks. If you wanted to go to a longer profile jig hook, I'd recommend the Firehole 523. If you wanted to tie this on a standard hook, the TMC 200R would look great with the bent shank.