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San Juan Worms (More fun with Sharpies)
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San Juan Worms have long been "go-to junk" for me. I like 'em in smaller sizes, about 2" in length and often in muted colors with a contrasting collar color. Of course, SJWs are often best in wild colors and, if tied with lighter colored chenille, allow for some fun with Sharpie markers. A cream or pink SJW with purple or red bands is a killer. Sometimes if you let some head cement bleed into the colored sections it changes the color of the marking making for some neat effects.

Fun.

Now for a sophisticated fish like smallmouth bass, this goofy stuff won't impress 'em much. Wild trout on the other hand....they'll eat these worms like candy.

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Posted on: 2011/12/10 21:28


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I'll bet the fish do hit them well - they look like gummy worms

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Wow! Dave that picture reminded me of my old buddy Pete, (gone many years ago). He'd come up with stuff like that and it would naturally work! I always passed it off as him having been a hippie back in the day, but apparently great minds think alike! lol

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Wow! Dave that picture reminded me of my old buddy Pete, (gone many years ago). He'd come up with stuff like that and it would naturally work! I always passed it off as him having been a hippie back in the day, but apparently great minds think alike! lol



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Posted on: 2011/12/11 8:40


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Very interesting. That would make a great attractor with a small midge droped off the back.
This idea will be tried this week.
Thanks Dave

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Now that's hilarious - I love it!

No doubt - I'm channeling my inner hippie.

"Tie flies, make love, not war!"

Posted on: 2011/12/11 10:22


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"Tie flies, make love, not war!"


High-five!

Posted on: 2011/12/11 11:15
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High-five!


"Hey, hey, LBJ...how many flies did you tie today?"

How am I doing Jack? Think I've got counterculture potential? I'm liking this new hippie flower power thing.
Hhmmm....Tie died flies anyone?



Whhef,
Thanks. I like bright San Juan Worms as droppers with conventional nymphs and they often out fish the nymph. It would be worth trying a midge dropper too. Perhaps if the fish are actually keyed on midges in skinny water one of these things might be more likely to spook 'em. SJWs have been a particular favorite of mine during the colder months as a winter fly for probing deep runs and pools when there's some stain in the water.

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You have counter-culture written all over you, FI.

"Say are you going to San-fran-cisco? Be sure to have some feathers in your hand."

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you guys ever use the ultra chenille that is from The bug shop??? glo bug yarn place??

Posted on: 2011/12/11 17:51


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"Tie flies, make love, not war!"

That would be a great T-shirt Superimposed over a Peace sign made of peacock sword! Tie-dyed naturally. lol.[quote]

Posted on: 2011/12/12 4:56


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DaveS wrote:
"Tie flies, make love, not war!"

That would be a great T-shirt Superimposed over a Peace sign made of peacock sword! Tie-dyed naturally. lol.


I'll take three in large, please.

We can pretend the Spring Jamboree is an Occupy The Trout Stream protest movement.

Incidentally, FI, nice worms. I am not good at underwater fishing with a fly casting apparatus, but I used to use real worms for trouts on the ultralight and get a few. Any tips on fishing these?

Posted on: 2011/12/12 7:15

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Has it increased hits since you started doing that?

Posted on: 2011/12/17 23:26
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