Squirmy Wormy

A variant of the San Juan worm pattern that uses silicon worm material as the body material instead of chenille. Dubbing is used prevent the worm material from spinning on the hook shank and also to prevent the thread from cutting into the worm material. A typical red worm with a light red band is described below, but the pattern is effective in just about any natural color.

  • Wet Fly
  • Worm
  • Normal
  • Trout
  • Panfish
  • Bass
  • Submitted By: Fly Tying Guide


#8-14 Scud Hook
Light Red Dubbing
Place the hook in the vise and secure the thread behind the eye. Run the thread along the shank forming an underbody a little beyond the start of the bend.
Form a dubbing rope on the thread and then create an underbody along the hook shank stopping about a eye length behind the hook eye.
Take a piece of worm material and position it on top of the hook shank. Add additional dubbing to the thread to lengthen the rope if necessary and then take 1 or 2 loose wraps to catch the worm materials in. Continue taking wraps increasing pressure until the worm material is firmly affixed.
Pull back the worm material and apply a whip finish behind the eye. Apply head cement if desired.
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