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 Sexy Walt’s  Fly with less clothes. A very simple fly to tie. Like many great fruit bearing flies, it does not look like anything that ever lived.

My friend Angie discovered a fly tied by the guide she and her sister hired in Colorado on a recent trip. The fly pulled apart was easy to copy. A search via Google and YouTube landed on Lance Egan’s fly tying channel

“Walt’s worms (not a worm pattern) have been staples in many competitive anglers boxes for years. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to catch any fish on Walt’s worms for whatever reason (I believe it’s a lack of confidence in the pattern). I’ve tried so many variations that it’s now a running joke between a few fishing friends and me. They catch on Walt’s; I don’t. And so it goes… until this variation.”


  • Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook – 14
  • Bead Option 1: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads – Silver – 3.5mm
  • Bead Option 2: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads – Silver – 1/8″ (3.3mm)
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier – Watery Olive
  • Body Dubbing #1: Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing – Rainbow
  • Body Dubbing #2: Hareline Dubbin – Hare’s Ear
  • Ribbing #1: Sulky Metallic Tinsel – Opalescent (8040)
  • Ribbing #2: RIO Powerflex Tippet – 7X
  • Tools Used:
  1. Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
  2. Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors,
  3. 4″ 

[Another “Walt’s” tie worth viewing by Tim Flagler . . .]


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