tying my version of Walt's Worm a step-by-step
My version of Walt's Worm is a bit different than most, I think I'll call it the "Korn's Worm". I have tried to incorporate Frank Sawyer's - Killer Bug and Walt Young's - Walt's Worm, taking the best from both. I use the tying method of Young and materials from Sawyer. Here in PA and NY this fly is a proven trout taker. It imitates a bunch of flies: crane fly larva, grubs, cased caddis, etc...
Thread: tan Serafil 200 or 6/0 Uni
Weight: 28 ga. copper wire Note: copper wire is used as it was on Sawyer's Killer Bug. In the sunlight when wet the copper will show through.... so they say - I just know it works and I wouldn't change it!
Body: Patons Classic Wool Natural Mix (00229) yarn made into dubbing. Note: the Patons yarn is a very good substitute for Chadwick's 477-wool with was used in Sawyers Killer Bug. Or you can use Hareline Hares Ear Plus #1 or #7.
A very simple fly to tie...
|Start thread behind eye, touching turns back to the bend.|
|Put a drop of super glue on threads to hold wire firm.|
|Start copper wire at the bend and work forward to one eye length behind the hook eye.|
|Break off waste pieces of wire.|
|Dub thread with Patons dubbing.|
|Wind forward forming slight carrot shape.|
|Double whip finish and cut thread.|
|Completed Korn's Worm, could it be any easier?|