Wire worm? Are you crazy? Who’s fishing a wire worm? Ummmmmm????? OK, You got me! The Wire Worm is killing it on the Missouri! Is it the only worm working? Nope.. Then why the big deal?
It’s not just for high water anymore! The tribs to the Missouri have been running high and muddy… Pumping in a whole new food source into the river system. Worms…. Worms…. Worms and more…. Worms! I know, the worm always catches fish? For sure, sometimes. Not always is the worm the fly of the day on the Missouri. Sure you can catch a few fish on it… Sometimes but it’s pretty special right now on the Mo. I have been fishing the Wire Worm for a few reasons.
2-Easy to tie!
3-Cheap!Every fly bin has them for a dollar if you dont tie flies.
4-Great hook up ratio. I like the ratio as high as I can get it.
5-Weight is perfect for fishing shallow flats where fish have been hiding.
6-Did I mention durable and cheap?
Some might turn there noses to the wire worm but not me. All the flies we fish are just imitating food source that the trout are eating. Worms are all over the water column now and are just another source of food. How about the crawfish? Would you fish that? Then drop a worm under it. Surf and Turf at it’s best. So enjoy this great video on how to tie a Wire Worm. Lets give a special thanks to Eric Beebe of Big Horn Flies for this great video on the Wire Worm!
Now you can go crazy with worm tech. There are a million ways to tie this guy and this is how I do it. Except I don’t use the orange UV Knot Sense. I just use the standard UV Knot Sense and call it good. I would use the orange if I had it but I dont. Tie up a pile of these guys and get to fishing!