Articulated Rubber Worm Egg Head Zonker, is way to long of a name but it's not the name that matters. If you didn't get it from the title, yes it is another one of my new rubber worm patterns and the ability to change the color with no effort by switching the color of the worm makes it a very diverse pattern.
Rear hook: size 8 Front Hook: size 4
Materials: rubber worm, 50 lb braid, rubber egg, crosscut rabbit fur.
Tools: Scissors, bobbin, vise, bodkin, whip finish tool.
|Step 1: slide worm onto size 8 hook|
|Step 2: fold braid over head of fly behind the eye.|
|Step 3: take both ends of the braid and put them through the eye of the hook from the underside.|
|Step 4: pull the ends tight|
|Step 5: slid the worm up overtop of the braid connection. Cut the bend in the hook shank so its just the shank of the hook.|
|Step 7: Tie in a piece of crosscut rabbit fur in the rear of the fly and then work the thread to the front of the fly.|
|Step 8: wrap the cross cut rabbit fur up the hook shank to form the body of the fly. Tie off and clip andy extra|
|Step 9: tie in a pinch of ostrich earl (this step is optional no ostrich earl is needed). whip finish and apply head cement.|
|Step 10: push bodkin through the egg|
|Step 11: push the eye of the hook through the hole in the egg|