How to tie a durable Squirmy Wormy in few easy steps


20th August 2019

The Squirmy Wormy is a really attractive pattern for trouts, a pattern than can save your day, literally! It is made with few material and is ready in a couple of minutes.
I have tried to tie it in different ways but the part attached to the hook was always easy breakable.
the Squirmy Wormy is mainly made by a piece of rubber material, this material has great movement in the water but is really tender. Sun and air can damage it with the time, but, more worst, are trouts teeth, they can break it.
Finally, I found a way to tie it stronger and much more durable.

What do you need:

  1. Hook Size 10 or 12 (Buy it on Amazon)
  2. Tungsten Bead (Buy it on Amazon)
  3. Floss Thread (Buy it on Amazon)
  4. Squirmy Legs (Buy it on Amazon)
  5. Chenille (Buy it on Amazon)

Step 1: fix the thread on the hook and wrap it till the hook curve, it is really important to use floss, a normal thread can damage or even cut the rubbery part.


Step 2: trim the floss excess and fix the rubber with a loose turn (practice a bit this step, the floss has to be tie just enough to don’t let the rubber slip away), do another two thighs turns near the first turn but not over the rubber.


Step 3: fix the chenille and bring the floss near the tungsten bead.


Step 4: stretch gently the rubber and fix it like in step 2.


Step 5: Wrap the chenille till the tungsten bead, fix it and finish the Squirmy Wormy with a drop of glue, the Squirmy Wormy is finished.


Tie it in different sizes and different colours.

The chenille makes the Squirmy Wormy more durable, it covers the part where the trout teeth can break it.
It doesn’t really matter if you lose a piece of rubber in the point or in the tail, it is important to keep this pattern in shape as a real worm as much as possible.

How to fish the Squirmy Wormy:
Use it in streams or rivers, let it follows the water flow, don't pull it. If the water is not too fast work with the rod tip, give some taps to the Squirmy Wormy to imitate the movement of a real worm.