About the Black Woolly Worm Trout Fly
This fly is reputed to be a very old South African pattern used for fly-fishing in the Western Cape Province. The Black Woolly Worm is a general imitation of the Woolly Caterpillar, larvae of the Isabella Tiger Moth.
Although this pattern originates from South Africa, they are common throughout the US and Canada.
Creator of this trout fly: Anon
Tier of this trout fly: Harry Stewart
Country of origin for this trout fly: South Africa
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water
- Hook : 6-10 longshank.
- Thread : Black.
- Tail : A good bunch of black hackle fibres.
- Tag : Red wool.
- Rib : Fine silver wire.
- Body : Seals fur or chenille, black.
- Hackle : Palmered black hackle
- Head : Black thread.
Tie in a black hackle, wind down the body in wide turns towards the tail.
At the tail, rib back up with the silver wire, finish at the head, trim and whip finish.
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