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wax worm pattern

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A friend was asking me about a wax worm imitation. Does anyone have an affective pattern for these?

Posted on: 2008/5/30 11:00


Re: wax worm pattern

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Latex works well for wax worms.
Tie it in and wrap it forward.
(If you want to add color --- sharpie)

Posted on: 2008/5/30 11:07
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Theres a guy on another site that uses a rubberband and a beadhead that a lot of people claim is effective.

I just use a cream colored caddis larva, which is what you'll be truly imitating in the water since wax worms don't live in water. It's been pretty effective for me.

Posted on: 2008/5/30 11:19


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Walt's worm works fine too.

Posted on: 2008/5/30 11:23


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Heres a couple different patterns ive did.

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They came in number one for fresh stockies with san juan and weenie following

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I use the rubber band like the one centered in the pic above...

Posted on: 2008/5/30 12:03


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No matter how exact looking a fly is to a wax worm it is not nearly as effective I guarantee. Make all the patterns you want but they just will not work as often as you think they should. I believe the majority of the wax worms success is the sent it leaves off. I took a few kids from school to help stock and then we fished for fish and I wanted them to catch fish. I gave them all wax worms and everyone caught fish while everyone else around wasn't catching anything.

Posted on: 2008/6/1 21:10


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I would have to disagree, i was fishing a pattern of a wax worm as pictured above right next to a bait fisherman who was fishing the real thing. I was catching fish, he was not, perhaps it was presentation.

Posted on: 2008/6/1 21:19
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A real wax worm fished on a weightless (or nearly weightless) dead drift will outfish a fly, I'd think.

It's the presentation.

Posted on: 2008/6/1 23:18


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jayL knows the wax worm presentation I see lol

Posted on: 2008/6/2 8:51






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