It’s no secret that Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions loves the Walt’s Worm. He’s already made how-to videos for tying three variations of this pattern–see here and here–and now he’s offering step-by-step instructions for a new version. The Last Walt’s is more subtle than its predecessors, featuring a black bead and no flash material. While it’s not an imitation of anything specific, it’s buggy as all get out.
As usual, Tim offers some great tying skills in the process of creating this week’s pattern. The way he splits the thread to create a dubbing noodle will come in useful on lots of patterns, and I also dig how he clips the fly to let the fluorescent thread show through when the pattern gets wet. As always, watch the video at the highest resolution for maximum effect.
Hook: 3X-long nymph hook (here a Dai-Riki #285), size 16.
Bead: Black Cyclops Bead, 7/64″.
Weight: Lead-free round wire, .020.
Thread: Fluorescent chartreuse, 6/0 or 140 denier.
Body: Light Hare’s Mask fur.
Adhesive: Head cement.
Tools: Magnet, plunger-style hackle pliers, bodkin, dubbing brush.