Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
>> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies Freshwater Bass, pike, muskie?!?

Thread: Yarn Worm Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-26-2004 11:51 AM
John Desjardins This is the tail before & after being cut.
03-26-2004 11:50 AM
John Desjardins
Yarn Worm

This is a pattern that I've been fooling around with for a couple of years.
Previous versions had a chenille body that while successful took too long to
tie

Hook: Mustad 3366 or TMC 8089, #6 here
weight & weed guard: optional
Thread: clear mono
tail & body: 1 strand from a 2 strand Plastic Canvas yarn (Needloft is
preferred) & 4 strands Kreinik blending filament. Bright yellow yarn &
#095 Filament were used here.

Instructions:
Cut an 18-24" piece of the yarn and separate the strands. Lay the yarn out
on a table or your lap and lay blending filament on top of the yarn and cut
4 pieces the same length as the yarn.

Tie the yarn strand & filaments to a dubbing whorl, in previous versions I
used a cup hook in a drill, and then holding the free end of the strand
twist the whorl. Twist it enough to tighten the strand. Stop the whorl from
spinning by placing it on a flat surface. While still holding the yarn
taut with 1 hand grab the center of the strand with the other. Double over
the strand, then let go of the middle of the yarn. the yarn will
twist up into a bundle . Straighten it out and tie an overhand knot in the
bundle by the whorl. the tough part is over.

There are 2 ways to finish the tail. you can tie an overhand knot ~ 1" from
the tip or tying on a needle place a few wraps of thread in the same place.
after this is done cut the very tip of the bundle, comb out the fibers & cut
to shape.

to complete the fly tie the strand down to the hook at the rear with 4 or 5
turns of thread on top of each other. Wrap the thread forward, then the
strand tie off and your done.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)