Sexy Walt's Worm

Curtis - July, 2019

Walt’s worms (not a worm pattern) have been staples in many competitive anglers boxes for years. For whatever reason (I believe it’s lack of confidence in the pattern), I haven’t been able to catch any fish on Walt’s worms. I’ve tried so many variations that it’s now a running joke between me and a few fishing friends. They catch on Walt’s, I don’t. And so it goes... until this variation.

For reasons unknown, I have finally caught fish on a Walt’s worm variation. This particular mix of dubbing, thread, ribbing and bead has been very effective for me the last few months. I doubt other variations will suddenly start working for me but this version is solid. So, whether you’re like me and haven’t caught anything on Walt’s, or you’re a seasoned Walt’s worm veteran, give this mix a try. I think your fish will like it.

You can see both the tying tutorial video and also how to fish the Sexy Walt's variation below. Make sure to watch them both!

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14
  • Bead Option 1: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 3.5mm
  • Bead Option 2: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 1/8" (3.3mm)
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Watery Olive
  • Body Dubbing #1: Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing - Rainbow
  • Body Dubbing #2: Hareline Dubbin - Hare's Ear
  • Ribbing #1: Sulky Metallic Tinsel - Opalescent (8040)
  • Ribbing #2: RIO Powerflex Tippet - 7X
  • Tools Used: Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool, Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4",
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.99
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.50
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.99
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing

Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing

$2.25
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

$7.25
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

$7.00
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Sulky Metallic Tinsel
Sulky Metallic Tinsel

Sulky Metallic Tinsel

$4.75
Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook
Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

$12.95
Hareline Dubbin
Hareline Dubbin

Hareline Dubbin

$2.35