Video: How to Tie Walt’s Worm and the Sexy Walt’s


Walt’s Worm is named for Pennsylvania angler and tier Walt Young, who created the pattern for fishing Spring Creek, near his home in State College. Many anglers have found the pattern effective on other spring creeks, as well. The Sexy Walt’s Worm is a variation tied by competition angler Loren Williams. He added a bit of flash and a hot spot and made the pattern even heavier, so it would get to the bottom in a jiffy. Quoted on the Trout Legend site, Williams says, ““This version is how I dress this fly for highly pressured fish, especially in locations where the standard pattern is prescribed heavily by fly shops.” The “sexy” version is probably better for off-color water, too.

In this great video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through both patterns, which are very simple. The keys are to add the right amount of weight and to achieve the proper proportions. The hook-point-up orientation will help avoid snagging the bottom.

          Walt’s Worm
          Hook: Trout Legend J, size 14.
          Bead: Trout Legend TS silver tungsten bead, 3mm .
          Weight: .015 lead-free round wire, 8 to 10 wraps.
          Thread: Olive, 6/0.
          Body: Natural hare’s-mask dubbing and clear Antron, mixed.

          Sexy Walt’s Worm
          Hook: Trout Legend J, size 14.
          Bead: Trout Legend TS silver tungsten bead, 3mm.
          Weight: .020 lead-free round wire, 8 to 10 wraps.
          Thread: Fluorescent orange, 70-denier or 8/0.
          Ribbing: Opalescent Sulky Sliver Metallic thread.
          Body: Natural hare’s-mask dubbing and clear Antron, mixed.
          Hot spot: Fluorescent orange tying thread.

4 thoughts on “Video: How to Tie Walt’s Worm and the Sexy Walt’s”

  1. Would you please send me a good site to buy all the material used in your video on ‘How to tie Walt’s Worm and Walt’s Sexy Worm. Having trouble. The Video was great. Thank You for sharing…Ted Lumbrazo

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