|The Zoolly Worm 1.|
|The Blood Shot Zoolly Worm.|
|The Bird's Nest Zoolly|
Materials & tying steps
|The Zoolly Worm|
- Hooks- wet or nymph size 10 to 18 Mustad 3906B
- Tail- soft hackle or schlappen and marabou
- Body- ostrich herl or dubbing (reinforce with wire or tying thread) optional
- Hackle- grizzly bugger streamer hackles
- Collar- ice dub or diamond dub ( brush back with velcros )
- Head- tying thread & head cement
- Thread- Uni 8/0 or 6/0
1- Put hook of choice in vise & start thread right behind hook eye, continue thread in touching turns to the barb or just before the bend. (leave a long thread tag if decide to use thread as a binding wire) Optional.
2- Tie on some soft hackle fibres just shy of hook shank length & tie on some marabou the same length around the soft hackle for tail. Tie on a piece of wire about 4 or 5 inch long, if no thread tag's been used. Now tie on the grizzly bugger hackle tip first to get a slight taper. Finally tie on a piece of medium & long black ostrich herl for the body.
3- After all the materials is secure, bind down all loose material while bringing thread back to the collar area about 2 to 3 mm behind hook eye. The first material to be wounded is the ostrich herl & tie off at the collar area. The next material is the grizzly bugger hackle palmered around ostrich herl. dull side faces the rear. about 5 to 7 turns & tie off. The last thing is the medium wire or tying thread wound over the hackle & tie off at collar.
4- After everything is secure at collar, use a piece of velcro gently brush hackle & ostrich herl together and toward the tail. Dub some peacock or ice dub on tying thread and make a small collar covering tie off points.
Use velcro brush loose some ice dud to blend with hackle. Finally use tying thread to wrap a small & neat head & whip finish. Put on 2 coats of head cement and the zoolly is complete.!
5- For the Blood shot zoolly, the collar materials must be mix with some peacock & red ice dub or red synthetic materials to achieved the blood shot effect over body.
|Blood Shot Zoolly|