Learn how to tie the Squirmy Wormy pattern, including step-by-step instructions, a video tutorial, pictures, and much more. Improve your fly tying skills here.

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One of those flies that gets an opinion out of almost every fly angler around, the Squirmy Wormy, may be controversial to some, but it flat out catches fish. An easy one to stock a whole box within just a night or two, this fly is packed with movement and does an excellent job at matching both terrestrial and aquatic worms. From farm pond bluegill to wild trout, this fly will fool them all. 


Step One:

Begin the pattern by running the thread along the hook's shank. Clip the tag end, then add bulk by running the thread along the shank several times.

Step Two:

Apply a pinch of dubbing to the thread and make several wraps around the shank's base.

Step Three:

Place the Sili Worm material on top of the shank and secure it with two pinch wraps. Advance the thread and apply two more pinch wraps below the hook's eye.

Step Four:

Complete the tying process by securing a whip finish below the hook's eye. After trimming the Sili Worm material to your desired length, the Squirmy Wormy is ready to hit the water.