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Tarpon | Oceanside | Florida Keys
Worm #1/0 in Natural
The Worm is a pattern that merges old school Keys fly design with modern materials and fishing techniques and a little inspiration from Jack Gartside. Designed to be a versatile alternative to traditional foam worm flies, we fish this pattern from April through July on the ocean.

Gamakatsu SL12s #1/0

$10 ea.

How to Fish the Worm

The Worm, based on Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Eel, is designed as an alternative to the ubiquitous foam worm fly. It lands softer and swims with a little wiggle. Cast in front of the fish and slightly beyond it’s line of travel. Start a steady two-hand retrieve as soon as the fly hits the water and keep it moving as the fish approaches; never let the fish see the fly sit still.

We occasionally tie this pattern in Black & Purple for use in low light; to order use the form on our Custom Tying page.


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