Last year, Tim Flagler taught us how to tie Walt’s Worm and the Sexy Walt’s, two great patterns named for Pennsylvania angler and tier Walt Young. (The Sexy Walt’s Worm is a variation tied by competition angler Loren Williams.) Both patterns are designed for spring creeks, but they perform anywhere trout are particularly choosy. The only problem with the original patterns is that it’s tough to create them in very small versions. That’s where Flagler’s Son of Sexy Walt’s comes in. . . .
In this great video from Tightline Productions, Flagler demonstrates how he ties a tiny, size 22, version of Young’s pattern. As usual, Flagler’s lesson is full of great tricks, especially those that help you maneuver in such a tight space. His choice of yarn is important, as well. You can find the specific “oyster” yarn that Tim uses for the body in any good knitting store or by clicking here.
Son of Sexy Walt’s
Hook: 2X-short emerger hook (here a Dai-Riki #125), size 22.
Bead: Killer Caddis glass bead with a mercury core, extra small.
Thread: Fluorescent orange, 8/0 or 140-denier.
Rib: Gold Ultra Wire, X-SM.
Body: “Oyster” Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn or hare’s ear
Hot spot: Tying thread.