How to Tie: The 2nd Worm

In this week’s How to Tie video feature, Nordic Anglers is here to show us how to tie the 2nd Worm.

Learn About This Fly:

Difficulty: Intermediate 

The 2nd worm is an articulated version of a Ragworm imitation. The Ragworm is a pattern that has gained immense popularity in Europe, but can be effective in almost any setting. The ragworm, also known as the clam worm or the mussel worm is a member of the group of mostly marine or shore worms of the class Polychaeta, or put in more common terms: the class of animals to make you lose your lunch. This worm can be found cruising around oceanic habitats, but as stated earlier, it can be effective anywhere.

As the weather gets warmer and water temperatures rise, the springtime hatch of these worms comes into full swing. Whether you’re fishing for sea trout, tarpon, freshwater trout, bass, or anything in between, they’ll be searching for something as tasty looking as a ragworm. Because this fly is mostly just an articulate mix of dubbing, maribou extract, and hook, its underwater presentation is full of temptatious jubilance.

When tying this fly, take special note of what our friend from Nordic recommends and make sure to get out any sneezes or close any windows before you start making your dubbing mix. The slightest airflow is enough to send all your materials flying. On a similar note, get creative with your dubbing mix. There are no rules stopping you from exploring new colors and even new materials.


(courtesy of Nordic Anglers)

Now you know how to tie the 2nd Worm!

Video courtesy of Nordic Anglers

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