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This has probably been done before but I am experimenting with a worm fly tied on a piece of bead chain. Kind of a pain in the ass to tie since no vise were involved.
About 3 in long with various dubbing tied in at every other junctions with 4x tippet mono and brush back. Octopus sized 6 in the back tied on the last junction with braid.
The fly will be tied on by the first bead junction. The whole thing is very flexible but not sure how wiggly it will be in the water. Will try it tomorrow and see.
 

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Will break some teeth. :)
I really like it but
1) octopus hook needs to be attached with a loop through eye and over shank or a snell
2) corrosion. Maybe try on plastic bead chain?

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Hope it's strong enough...it's for SRC after all.
Yeah it's going to rust like hell, going to soak it in water after fishing.
I feel metal bead chain is necessary because it will need the mass to sink and wiggle.
 

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Fished it today a bit but it didn't get any attention from the rezzie coho like Nick Clayton did, swam pretty straight and didn't sink anywhere was fast as I thought.
Version 2.0, with a heavy bead in front and foam in the tail to hopefully give it a jigging swimming action. Yep, getting ugly now, the finese is gone haha
 

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I used to fish a worm fly for sea trout in Denmark back in the early 1990's. we used marabou spun between two strands of gsp, but it looked a lot like the thing you are tying. The best version had the marabou trimmed short, to match the look of a polychaete worm. Bead or split shot at the head, foam at the tail with the hook. Not a fast sinking fly!

It worked best moved very slowly, and did catch some good sea trout, but got far more flounders. I tried them here a few times and got nothing.

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