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Pattern San Juan Worm
San Juan Worm
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Category Nymphs
Entered Wed, 29 Jun 2005
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Hook: TMC 3761 #12 or 14 Thread: 6/0 to match or contrast body Body: Ultra-Chenille
Pattern Description
I know, I know...A WORM? Of all the cool flies on this site, the San Juan Worm is the latest update? WTF? Well, there have been alot of folks coming in lately asking me how to tie this simple critter, as it seems it is passed over in many tying classes and books. You know it is not like me to leave something out, so here is the worm, in all it's glory! Some folks shun the worm, remembering their baitfishing days and frowning on such a lowly imitation. All I can say is, "EMRACE THE WORM!!" Worms imitate an actual aquatic annelid that lives in the streambottom and are every bit the natural food of the trout that a beautiful PMD is, so get off the high horse and admit it, you like the worm and you catch fish on it! LOL Here's how to tie these little suckers. Be sure to whip some up in dark brown with rust thread, worm brown with pink thread, red with red thread and orange with orange thread and bright pink with pink thread. Brighter colors work well in off color water, so don't be afraid to fish a big, bright worm when the water is a bit dirty.