Christopher Smith

Tying a Braided Catalpa Worm Fly Fishing Fly

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Tying a braided catalpa worm fly is not that difficult. Tie some lures that will help you pull in a few smallies. As the author says, drift this along the bank with some twitches and pauses.ᅠMake sure you click the link to this article as there are many fine pictures.

Tying a Braided Catalpa Worm Fly Fishing Fly

This fly is very simple, requiring only thread / two colors of micro chenille / griz hackle / and a hook. My favorite size is # 12 and # 10 size hooks, the one I am doing here is on a size # 6 for bass. I have made them all the way down to size 14…….smaller than that and I can’t seem to get them to come out right (the ole eyes are not what they used to be). Also, as in the mini-bugger, I found that palmering the hackle from the front to the back and to the front again not only keeps the fly from twisting in the water…….but with the extra hackle it floats longer before you have to dry it out. One day last spring in a  private pond……5 cast in a row landed a bass under a willow tree that had a Catawba nest up in the branches. . Click here for original article
This fly is going to be very productive for you under the right circumstances.