Tier and videographer Tim Flagler: “The Squirmy Wormy in all its incarnations, like Merlin, is a dream to some and a nightmare to others. But no matter where you land, there are two absolute truths. One, these things catch fish just about anywhere at anytime. And two, the material used to tie them can be a royal pain to work with. The problem is the extremely wiggly material does not play well with tying thread, adhesives, nothing. And even if you are able to get it locked down in a reasonable orientation on the hook, your thread will have likely cut well into the material, significantly weakening it.
Here’s my version of the Squirmy Wormy that incorporates a simple trick that helps to alleviate some of the attachment problems.”