San Juan Worm

 

Recipe

HOOK: 2X heavy, 2X short curved shank, turned-down eye; e.g. TMC 2457 or equivalent. Sizes 6-10

THREAD: Red. Or to help the fly sink faster, use red copper wire instead of thread.

BODY: Red Ultra Chenille. Use a lighter to singe each end.

 

Uses

Talk about stupid-simple! But it works. Rivers have aquatic worms, and they are often red, so there you go.

 

Variations

Useful colors are: red, pink, tan.

You can weight the fly by wrapping it with wire before tying on the chenille. Alternatively, use a beadhead.

 

How to Fish

Dead drift near the bottom with the trout indicator or tight line presentations.

 

 

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