Likely the most popular fly for trout in the past couple of years, the Squirmy flies have had a big impact on fly anglers and tyers alike. The original Squirmy Wormie has evolved into a number of basic variations and the material is getting worked into a number of new fly patterns.
The Lunar Warrior was inspired by the famous Rainbow Warrior designed by Lance Egan. This version is tied on a Firehole 516 jig hook, but could also be tied on a standard nymph hook as well. My pattern has evolved a couple of times since it’s inception...
The Howard Norton Special is a fly from the popular series of Comet patterns. This Comet pattern was originated by Howard Norton of Sebastopol, CA. The fly was tied to be fished in the Russian River and gained popularity along the west coast steelhead corridor from California up to British Columbia.
The Hottie Midge is a good fly for tying into smaller sizes (18-22) and I use a razor blade to trim threads thus avoiding messy tags under the resin. If you don't have resin to work with, your regular head cement should work well, giving the fly a double coat at the thorax.