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Re: San Juan worm
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I changed my mind too being unwilling to call Fishidiot's worms "junk."

There are times when a well presented worm imitation will get attention that nothing else will. I wish I knew when that was. Might have saved me during a few stupifying hatches.

Posted on: 2010/12/29 6:59
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Fishi...........those flies look like they will get their attention to me , nice. And if they don't get their attention use JayL's method and let it sit , i can't wait to try that. i'm not being critical but try tying the chenille in at the rear half way around the bend of the hook , it creates a bend in the fly that looks realistic. instead of a straight piece of chenille you start out with a bend already tied into it. kind of like an "L" or "J"


All credit goes to squaretail on that method. I'll be trying it.

Posted on: 2010/12/29 8:57


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while fishing the hole where Freeman and The First Fork come together i noticed 2 guys just tearing fish out left and right. They were using floats but i couldn't tell what they were using. The one guy made the mistake and cast over my line. I "generously" brought it in and found all they were doing was drifting a red worm 2 feet from the float in a hole i know is well over 6 feet deep. Maybe try this fly in a shallow drift to see if you get any different effect.


When i tie mine i like bend the ends and to move a lighter of the fly quickly and hold it. The material will stay in the curve and give it a some what "SQUIRMY" (for lack of better term) look

I had a lot of hits on a brown SJW with a bead in the middle in Erie.

Posted on: 2010/12/29 11:44
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mike_richardson wrote:

When i tie mine i like bend the ends and to move a lighter of the fly quickly and hold it. The material will stay in the curve and give it a some what "SQUIRMY" (for lack of better term) look


On the "squirmy" point, I found this article a while back and thought it was interesting:
http://www.landbigfish.com/articles/default.cfm?ID=1930
I did tie a few of these coiled SJWs, but I'm in the camp of no confidence in this type of fly, so I cant recall ever actually tying one on.

On the topic of "junk" flys, I think the definition is simple and has nothing to do with catching fish. If a beginner can tie it after less that 3 months practice and before spending at least $2000 on tools and materials, it must be junk

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I love "Junk" flies! Easy to tie and catch alot of fish. What more can you ask for. I can tie difficult flies and I do but don't count out the "Junk" flies.

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I don't recall reading in on this thread but when I was in MT last Sept. they used swimming nymph hooks and wound red wire around it for their SJW. I am not a big fan of SJWs but this version worked great in faster water and was not as heavy or bulky as a Vladi worm. I have tied some up but i haven't got a chance to use them yet.

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Re: San Juan worm
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On the topic of "junk" flys, I think the definition is simple and has nothing to do with catching fish. If a beginner can tie it after less that 3 months practice and before spending at least $2000 on tools and materials, it must be junk


The King of All Junk Flies cannot be tied quickly and easily: the Royal Coachman Dry. Don't forget, you MUST use golden pheasant tippets for the tail.

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I was "that guy" who chased the Adams hatch around Fayette County one season.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 6:30
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