Gummy Worm
gw Gummy Worm

Hook: Heavy wire, 1X-long, curved- or straight-shank nymph or scud hook, sizes 16 to 10.
Thorax: 1/8-inch black metal bead for hook sizes 12 and 10; 3/32-inch black metal bead for sizes 16 and 14. Use olive-black Arizona Sparkle Nymph Dubbing (or another brand of shiny wet-fly dubbing) to tie the unweighted Gummy Worm.
Thread: Size 8/0 (70 denier) or 6/0 (140 denier), color to match the abdomen.
Abdomen: A 1/8-inch-wide strip of black, brown, red, tan, green, or cream latex (Stretch-Flex, Scud Back, or a similar material) over pearl Krystal Flash or Flashabou. You can also use clear latex over colored Flashabou.
Rib: Fine copper wire.
Gills: White Antron yarn.
 
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