San Juan Worm


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

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.

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.