Stan doesn’t lay any claim to them. Just has them in his book ‘Flies of Scotland’. Yeah I think I’ll tie up a few in black to.I was tying them before I had even heard of Stan they were in a magazine over 20 years ago an all black one is good, I think they are not so much a worm as a Damsel fly nymph, just a thought easker1
I’ve got the Scottish, Irish and Welsh books. As you would expect a lot of crossover and debate about what originated where?Never seen his book , one of the local lads tied one with blue hackles , I didn't hear how he got on, thinking about this the one I saw was in a book on Welsh patterns, easker1
I’m going to give them a wet at Newton tomorrow. Will let you know how I get on.I used to do well early season with one tied with an orange tag and hot orange hackles. I don’t know where that version originated from but I first saw it in a Headley article. Haven’t used it for twenty years for some reason, might give one a run out for old times sake.
I inherited those four volumes from my father. Very informative. Amazing how flytying standards have improved since those days!The Wormfly is in Vol 2 of Tom Stewart's '50 Popular Flies' (and how to tie them). First published in 1964.
Here is a scan of it...
but it did say a long shank Hook? it's a one that I use rather than faff about joining the hooks and it works well enough for me, easker1