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Old 03-09-2008, 09:27 AM
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Could someone direct me to a pattern to tie wooly worms?

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Default Re: Wooly Worms

Basics of the Wooly Worm are simple,

Use a #6 2x long nymph or even a streamer hook if you like.
Tie in a hackle(tip first) at the rear of the hook,
Tie chennille in at the rear of hook and wrap forward to within 2 head lengths behind the eye, tie off,
Wrap the hackle forward in somewhat open wraps to where the chennille is tied off.
Build up a nice head and your done with a very basic W.W.


You can add a tail, some weight or even a wire rib to protect the hackle if you want.
Use any color combinations on the body, hackle, and tail.

This should get you started in the right direction.
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Try this: Instead of Chennile, buy some pipe cleaners. I like the "metalic" looking ones for alternate tyes. The wire in the pipe cleaner also adds extra weight. You can get anywhere from 4 to 7 flies per pipe cleaner. Depending on hook size and diameter of pipe cleaner. Look in your local Crafts store or walmart.
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Black and green wooly worms always worked well in the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers in Maine.
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Default Re: Wooly Worms

Brown works in the clearer waters here, and in the darker waters, I use a white or yellow worm. I love to fish them unweighted, and in fact, in winter, I have had crappie, bass and bluegill take them RIGHT when they hit the water. This happened on water that was half frozen, granted, not where I was at though. These were the coldest fish I have ever held.
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