One of the students in our weekly tying class at the high school I teach at ask, "can you tie something that looks like a meal worm." I replied probably. So with that I started looking at what I had committed to. As I scanned my stock of materials and looked at what was it I needed to imitate.
The reliable and very effective Chammy Worm and all it's off shoots,
Chamois leather (// or //), sometimes known as a shammy or also as wash-leather, is a type of porous leather that is favored for its gentle, non-abrasive composition and absorption properties. It has a range of uses:
Step 1 secure the hook. #14 200r
Step 2 thread the hook.
Step 3 tie in the narrow curt piece of chamois cloth.
Step 4 either wrap in mid hook or tie straight depending on the profile desired.
Note: To increase the segmented look use a darker brown thread.
This is a simple one or two material fly. Catch loads of fish.
Hook: #14 200R
Thread: Olive 8/0
Body: Chamois Leather
Dedicated to my son. I love you.