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How to Tie the Infamous Pink Worm

When I got the email from Joan Flagler of Tightline Productions pointing me to this week’s video, I responded, “Tim’s just trying to piss people off now, isn’t he?” Of course, I was kidding, but I knew that this week’s monstrosity—a combination of a worm and a Glo Bug—would surely ruffle a few feathers. I mean, why not add a spinner and a Mister Twister tail, right? Being an inveterate smartass, Tim even added a warning at the beginning of the video.

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And the Infamous Pink Worm catches fish. The pattern is the brainchild of tier Fred Bridge, of York, Pennsylvania, and he used the pattern not only for trout, but also for the steelhead and salmon on New York’s Salmon River. Some anglers view this as a fly tailored made for fooling stocked trout, but I think you’ll find that even wild fish won’t be able to refuse this fly at certain times of the year and in muddy water. When I got the email from Joan Flagler of Tightline Productions pointing me to this week’s video, I responded, “Tim’s just trying to piss people off now, isn’t he?” Of course, I was kidding, but I knew that this week’s monstrosity—a combination of a worm and a Glo Bug—would surely ruffle a few feathers. I mean, why not add a spinner and a Mister Twister tail, right? Being an inveterate smartass, Tim even added a warning at the beginning of the video.

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