Pyramid Lake Woolly Worm (w/ video)

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-black-red-tail

Color: Peacock Black – Red Tail
Sizes: #2-8

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat. The peacock black body and red tail is a variation of the traditional black woolly worm. The dark tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a fast sinking line along the sandy beaches. The woolly worm in black and red is one of the original Pyramid Lake fly patterns. Proven time and time again.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for fly selection. Great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in a bright color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when stripped through the sand it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackle are preffered that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes to overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 or TMC 5262 #2-8
Thread: Red Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Tail: Red marabou clump torn, not cut.
Hackle: Two or three black saddle hackle feathers
Body: Peacock Jay Fair long shuck or peacock black estaz
Head: Red thread

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-white-red-tail

Color: Pearl White – Red Tail
Sizes: #2-8

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of fish. The pearl body and red tail is a variation of the traditional black woolly worm. The pearlescent body does a fair job imitating smaller fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch and cui-cui.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a fast sinking line along the sandy beaches at Pyramid. The woolly worm in pearl white and red is a newer color combo only becoming really popular in the last ten years or so.

Tricks/Techniques: Great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in a dark shade, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when stripped through the sand it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are used that have stiff barbs at the tip of the feather and webbed fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water and breathes well when retrieved. When the bottom becomes to overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms try stripping beetles, tadpoles, or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524, TMC 5262 #2-8
Thread: Red Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Tail: Red marabou clump torn, not cut.
Hackle: Two or three white saddle hackle
Body: Glimmer pearl Jay Fair long shuck or pearl estaz
Head: Red thread

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-martini-olive

Color: Martini Olive
Sizes: #2-8

Imitates: The general coloration of the martini olive closely resembles smaller fish available to the cutthroat such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch and cui-cui. My first thought with the red tail on this pattern is injured and/or bleeding baitfish.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a fast sinking line along the sandy beaches at Pyramid. The woolly worm in Martini Olive is a newer color combo only becoming really popular in the last fifteen years or so.

Tricks/Techniques: This fly will produce fish when retrieved at just about any pace, including as fast as you can pull it! Great fished in addition to a beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when stripped through the sand it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are used that have stiff barbs at the tip of the feather and webbed fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water and breathes well when retrieved. When the bottom becomes to overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms try stripping beetles, tadpoles, or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524, TMC 5262 #2-8
Thread: Red Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Tail: Red marabou clump torn, not cut.
Hackle: Two or three grizzly olive saddle hackle
Body: Glimmer olive Jay Fair long shuck or olive estaz
Head: Red thread

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-black-chartreuse-tail

Color: Peacock Black – Chartreuse Tail
Sizes: #2-8

Imitates: Closely resembling the Bumble bee coloration which was once a popular choice for fisherman. The peacock black body with chartreuse tail is a variation of the traditional black and red woolly worm. The dark tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a fast sinking line along the sandy beaches. Particularly effective in the late winter and spring. I start fishing this color about the time the Pelicans start to arrive back at the lake. This fly is also very effective in the smaller sizes for the Sacramento perch during the summer.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for fly selection. Great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in a bright color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when stripped through the sand it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackle are preffered that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes to overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524, TMC 5262 #2-8
Thread: Chartreuse Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Tail: Chartreuse marabou clump torn, not cut.
Hackle: Two or three black saddle hackle
Body: Peacock black Jay Fair long shuck or Black estaz
Head: Chartreuse thread

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-white-chartreuse-tail

Color: White – Chartreuse Tail
Sizes: #2-8

Imitates: The pearlescent body does a fair job imitating smaller fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch and cui-cui. The chartreuse tail gives the fly a little extra flair that fishes best in the spring.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a fast sinking line along the sandy beaches at Pyramid. The woolly worm in pearl white and chartreuse is an older color combo that has been productive for more then twenty years.

Tricks/Techniques: Great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in a dark shade, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when stripped through the sand it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are used that have stiff barbs at the tip of the feather and webbed fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water and breathes well when retrieved. When the bottom becomes to overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms try stripping beetles, tadpoles, or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524, TMC 5262 #2-8
Thread: Chartreuse Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Tail: Chartreuse marabou clump torn, not cut.
Hackle: Two or three white saddle hackle
Body: Glimmer pearl Jay Fair long shuck or pearl estaz
Head: Chartreuse thread

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-midnight-red-tail

Color: Midnight Cowboy – Red Tail
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Black 3/0 Danville’s
Tail/Antenna: Red marabou clump torn, not cut blunt
Hackle: Two black saddle hackle
Body: Midnight cowboy or midnight fire new age chenille

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-black

Color: Peacock Black
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Black Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three black saddle hackle
Body: Black estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-midnight-cowboy

Color: Midnight Cowboy
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Black 3/0 Danville’s
Tail/Antenna: Red marabou clump torn, not cut blunt
Hackle: Two black saddle hackle
Body: Midnight cowboy or midnight fire new age chenille

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-northern-lights

Color: Northern Lights
Sizes: #2-8

Imitates: The chartreuse body with black hackle is a variation of the traditional bumble bee woolly worm popular more then twenty years ago. The yellow chartreuse tapered body makes it a flashy match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs. The contrasting colors are great when clarity is an issue.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a fast sinking line along the sandy beaches. Particularly effective in the late winter and spring. Northern lights coloration is very effective during the coldest months. This fly is can also be very effective in the smaller sizes for the Sacramento perch during the summer.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in low light and bright flies on bright days applies which makes this a great choice for either. Great fished in addition to a second woolly worm, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when stripped through the sand it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackle are preffered that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes to overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524, TMC 5262 #2-8
Thread: Black Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three black saddle hackle
Body: Glimmer chartreuse Jay Fair long shuck or chartreuse estaz
Head: Black thread

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-chartreuse

Color: Chartreuse
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Chartreuse Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three chartreuse saddle hackle
Body: Chartreuse estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-black-light

Color: Black Light
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: black Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three black saddle hackle
Body: Purple estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-rootbeer

Color: Rootbeer
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Brown Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three brown saddle hackle
Body: Rootbeer estaz
Head: Brown thread

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-pink

Color: Pink
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Pink Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three pink saddle hackle
Body: Pink estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-white

Color: White
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: White Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three white saddle hackle
Body: Pearl estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-grizzly-white

Color: Grizzly White
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: White Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three grizzly saddle hackle
Body: Pearl estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-grizzly-yellow

Color: Grizzly Yellow
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Yellow Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three grizzly saddle hackle
Body: Yellow estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-grizzly-orange

Color: Orange Grizzly
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Orange Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three grizzly saddle hackle
Body: Hot orange estaz

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pyramid-lake-woolly-worm-purple

Color: Purple
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Red Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three purple saddle hackle
Body: Purple estaz

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Color: Light Olive
Sizes: #2-8

The traditional Pyramid Lake woolly worm has proven itself time and time again. The color combinations available are proven over the last twenty years.

Imitates: This fly has no specific imitation, it does however catch plenty of big cutthroat.  The tapered body makes it a good silhouette match for small fish such as tui-chub, Sacramento perch, and cui-cui in addition to larger dragon fly nymphs.

Useful for: Retrieving behind a sinking shooting head or fast sinking line along the sandy beaches of Pyramid Lake. This very plain fly pattern has caught more Lahontan Cutthroat then any other. Its the original Pyramid Lake fly.

Tricks/Techniques: The general rule of dark flies in overcast weather and bright flies in sunny weather can be a great starting point for woolly worm selection. The Pyramid Lake woolly worm is great fished in addition to a second woolly worm in contrasting color, beetle, bottle rocket, or tadpole. This fly is tied without additional weight so that when retrieved along the sandy bottom it doesn’t dig in and dull the hook point. Two or three saddle hackles are preferred that have stiff barbs near the tip of the feather and webby fibers near the stem. This helps to prevent any digging of the hook point in the sand, makes it much more durable and able to shed a hackle or two on sharp teeth, and moves a good amount of water while still having an incredible undulation when retrieved. When the bottom becomes too overgrown to successfully strip woolly worms, try stripping multiple beetles, tadpoles or bottle rockets.

Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 1524 TMC 5262
Thread: Olive Danville’s flat waxed nylon
Hackle: Two or three light olive saddle hackle
Body: Olive estaz

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