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Re: San Juan Worms and Wooly Bugger? (How to)

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The only san jaun worms I have are heavily weighted and I use them primarily as weight to get a more productive nymph to the bottom. Unlike split shot they still have a chance to catch fish and they have but never with regularity. The most success I have ever had with wollybuggers is with bead head plus some added shot fished in deeper parts of fast moving runs just like a nymph. When nothing else is working I usually try buggers to the bottom.

Posted on: 5/19 9:06


Re: San Juan Worms and Wooly Bugger? (How to)

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FWIW I tie san juan worms pretty much all the time and keep some in my box at all times. I often use them on my two-nymph rigs with a hare's ear or pheasant tail and usually it's a 50/50 split to which fly takes the fish. I will say that when others are using redworms it seems like no fish will take my san juans either though. My favorite colors in san juan are pink and earthworm. I have taken many stocked fish and wild fish on both colors. There is a local wild brook/brown stream where I absolutely KILL on the pink and earthworm san juans. I also use egg patterns there. San juans are by no means my favortie fly, but they do work well under the right conditions and locations. I put them on with a fair amount of weight and either high-stick them or use an indictator.

Wolly buggers, well, I am not great with streamers yet so I don't have much comment on the wolly bugger, though I have taken a few trout on them. They, in my opinion, require lots of practice to fish well and I just have never gone as far as to use them enough to learn the technique well.

Posted on: 5/21 20:31



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