February 20, 2007
- 2 Tiemco 8089
- Black 6/0 Uni
- Black Estaz, furled
- Black Estaz
- Lead wire
- Mason hard mono or Tynex
The ‘worm’ flies were developed to help fly fishers emulate soft worm angling techniques for catching largemouth and smallmouth bass.
How to fish:
You can fish this pattern at any depth on full floating, through intermediate, to heavy sinking fly-lines. It works well on the drop, fished sink and draw, and also works well twitched slowly over and through weed beds and flats.
Hot Bass Flies Patterns & Tactics from the Experts, 2003, Deke Meyer, Frank Amato Publications, ISBN 1-57188-285-5 (softbound), ISBN 1-57188-286-3 (spiral hardbound).
The body is made by furling Estaz. The basic principle for a furled body is explained in the tying section.
The best colour variations are chartreuse, purple, peacock green. You can add lead wire under the body to sink the pattern faster.