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    MJB Guest

    Default Wacky Wurm.

    It's that time of year again.......Flounder time! The fish are pre-occupied with gorging on Ragworm and here's a fun pattern that I hope to tempt a decent size flattie with

    Hook 1: Gamakatsu SC15, size 6.

    Hook 2: Mustad 34007, size 6.

    Thread: Danvilles flat-waxed.

    Tail: Funky Fun Foam

    Body: 25lb braid, 2 lengths of Fritz.

    Weight: Black brass dumbells.

    Step 1: Take a 10" length of braid and whip to the shank of a lightweight hook.



    Step 2: Attach 2 x 10" lengths of fritz.



    Step 3: Tie in a 'teardrop' shaped piece of thin foam on top of the hook shank.




    Step 4: Tie off thread and varnish. Plait the firtz and braid together and knot at the end.



    Step 5: Mount the other hook in the vice and whip the free end to the shank.



    Step 6: Attach the dumbells to the front hook, whip finish and varnish.



    A variation on this is to substitute some booby eyes for the dumbells to create a swimming worm instead of a burrowing worm. For the real psychos amongst you try rigging a floating version NZ dropper fashion to a heavy clouser.

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    Nice one Martin. I've never seen the tying instructions for a worm fly. Do these actually work for flounder? I'm guessing fast-sink lines and inching it across the bottom?

    Cheers

    JRT

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    John,

    Worm flies do work for flounder. Just wish I had more chance to try and crack the code of the bin-lids where I fish for them. Their pre-occupation with ragworm and the vast area to cover makes it a challenge, but the potential for a really big fish makes it worth the effort. You definatly need to get the fly down on the deck and the many fish I took on the baited spoon in my mispent youth suggests a really slow retrieve.

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    Another nice one MJB.
    Can't make up my mind though... is it for fishing with, or are you making next years Christmas Decorations
    All done

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB
    John,

    Worm flies do work for flounder. Just wish I had more chance to try and crack the code of the bin-lids where I fish for them. Their pre-occupation with ragworm and the vast area to cover makes it a challenge, but the potential for a really big fish makes it worth the effort. You definatly need to get the fly down on the deck and the many fish I took on the baited spoon in my mispent youth suggests a really slow retrieve.

    They work pretty well on the Danish coast, but only as tandem rigs. I have never managed to get more than a couple of flatties on a single fly.

    If you fish the worm very slowly two or three feet behind a weighted shrimp, or even a pink and yellow clouser, then you connect quite regularly. The flatties put up a good fight on a fly-rod as well, so it is worth going to the trouble.

    Some of the Danes dip the worm in pilchard oil, but that is then pretty close to bait fishing.

    TL
    MC

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB
    John, Worm flies do work for flounder.
    You're a very, very naughty boy. Now go and sit in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie
    You're a very, very naughty boy. Now go and sit in the corner.

    But I didn't say I had success with them mummy.

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    Hi,
    Resurrection of thread .

    That is a good pattern. I,ve experimented a wee bit with your idea and I now weight the rear hook with dumbells as I have reasoned that the front hook (dumbell free) gets lifted by my retrieve. The speed of retrieve and resulting action of the fly is significantly altered by the weighting on the rear hook (dependent on current). I should add that I usually have a bit of pink marabou on the tail which bumps off the botom. This has accounted for flounders over three pounds from the Ythan estuary. Bit like Czech nymphing but with heavier bigger flies.

    Unsurprisingly nearly all of the fish are caught on the rear hook.

    Hope this helps .

    Paul.

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    good one MJB i will try this one off my local sandbank.
    mick.

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