Hook: Carppro Gaper size 8 or 6, ideally. I ran out so these are Gamakatsu S14S-3H size 10.
Weight: Black Bead chain eyes over folded lead (medium eyes for size 8)
Tail: Red pine squirrel strip with red glitter foam end. Zap-a-Goo foam to tip
Body: Ultra Chenille, red. Top of body (underside of hook) is darkened with marker to match fur pattern.
Tier's notes: The little piece of glitter foam makes the fur ride up and wiggle when stripped, sort of a faster way to make McTage’s foam trouser worm. I have caught smallmouth on it as well, sight casting to them in New Hampshire, and it would probably be great for stillwater trout. A giant one for Tarpon? Much props to Trevor Tanner.
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