Andy Taylor takes a look at the Fulling Mill Squirminator
Love them or hate them there is no doubt that the Squirmy Worm has become a successful grayling and stillwater trout pattern over the last few years, with anglers also using them to target coarse fish on the fly. Tied on Fulling Mill Barbless Jig Force Hooks the Squirminator comes in three colours, red, pink or tan. The red are tied with a 3.8mm black bead and a hot head bead whilst the pink and tan are available with just the hot head bead at the front. All the patterns have a lead underbody to ensure they get to the river bed. They come in three sizes – 12, 14 and 16. These flies come into their own when the rivers are high and coloured. Don’t rule them out on the stillwaters fished under the indicator, or for targeting greedy chub on the rivers. This is a good fly to have in your box this winter. For those who like to tie their own there is a nice step-by-step video on the Fulling Mill website.
The flies are available direct from Fulling Mill or its range of stockists.
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.