Bassano Black Wooly Worm (BARBLESS)
Tassie flyfishing guide Christopher Bassano on his Wooly Worm fly...
I caught my first ever lake fish on this fly decades ago and it is as successful today as it was then. Used as a point fly in a team or on its own while wading and searching early in the season, it is deadly. It sinks at just the right rate and has enough movement to be fished with slow twitches and long pulls. Although this fly works best during overcast and windy weather, at any stage when casting along drop offs and edges of weed beds, it is my go to fly. From Little Pine to Bronte and across the Western Lakes, this inconspicuous fly is best kept simple. Barbless.