Tungsten Jig Squirmy Wormy
Tungsten beaded barbless worm for diving deep and constant jiggling.
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Here’s a quick video of Nate fly fishing with our jig squirmy wormies after a rainfall.
Perhaps no fly has taken over angling quite like the squirmy worm. The motion of the squirmy material drives trout crazy, and combining that with a jig hook and tungsten bead makes this pattern even deadlier. While the effectiveness of the squirmy is documented everywhere, it’s especially productive in pocket-water freestone streams. It’s perfect to use trailing behind a chubby chernobyl or hopper in those tiny little slicks and pockets behind a boulder. The length of tippet between the dry and squirmy can be altered based on the depth of water being fished, but generally the squirmy works great when it’s fished in the middle half of the water column, allowing maximum range of movement for the tail.
If there are trout in a water odds are they will eat a squirmy worm. Use this pattern in high water conditions as well as right on the banks, where aquatic worms might naturally fall into the stream. It also serves as an excellent trailing fly in a mini nymph rig as it plays up and down throughout the water column.
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Love the tungsten head and action of this fly. Have caught bass in Texas ponds using this. Am going trout fishing at the end of April in Beavers bend in Oklahoma-and this will be in my arsenal.
Looks good , tried at pond , didn't catch anything , maybe next time.
These flies should be called Panfish Killers. I live in the Midwest and most of the streams are filled with Panfish and Bass. Tie on a Tungsten Jig Squirmy worm and hang on for fun. Fish until you are tired of pulling them in. And ordering from The Fly Crate could not be any easier and great service. Well worth the effort.