The Panfish Wiggler


The Panfish Wiggler is an adaptation of the Spring Wiggler a Michigan Steelhead nymph pattern. To learn how this Northwoods steelhead pattern ended up in a bluegill pond click on the “Learn More” button below.

Materials needed:
Hook: TMC 2302 size 8
Thread: UTC 140 Brown
Eyes: Small black bead chain (optional)
Tail/Shellback: Squirrel tail in color of choice (fox squirrel pictured)
Body: Ostrich herl, peacock herl or dubbing (tan ostrich pictured)
Hackle: Saddle hackle or emu feather in color of choice (orange/grizzly saddle hackle pictured)