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Old 05-08-2009, 08:35 AM
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I fish a lot of Wax worms when fishing stocked streams. Does anyone have a wax worm imitation that I could use with the fly rod?
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Check these babies out -

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those are awesome! very realistic. i tie a similar, but not as realistic pattern. ill try to post a pic of it this weekend. its basically tan ultra chenille wrapped up the hook with some legs and a black thread head. it works for bluegills haha
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Those are some great looking wax worm imitations. I might try to order a few and see how they work. Not sure I like that they are hard varnished.
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About 20 years ago I Austria,on the day we arrived there was a storm so the day after the stream was rather trouble..no use taking a dry out of the box.I decided to tie nymphs to solve the problem.I used a caddis hook size 10,brown thread.I cut little stripes of foam which I turned round the hook and in my tying box I had peaces of women's stockings in a beige color,I cut some stripes and turned them over the foam,it made a nice plump body,tofinish I circled it with the brown thread made a little brown head with some short cock fibers.You can't imagine how many fish I caught on that day...I tried to find out why this nymph was so efficient...a friend of mine found the answer.It looked like a wax worm of course,and it was soft too,like a real one but that was not the most important...he thought that the teeth of the trout were"hooked"in the nylon stocking so it couldn't spit it out...that was the secret...
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I don't have a picture to show you, but if you take a latex glove and cut it into strips, it's easy to wind overlapping layers to make a pretty good looking waxworm. You can add a dark head, or just use a marker.
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I just ordered a dozen. I have been looking for a meal maggot imitation and this is dead on. The real ones are deadly on bream and crappie. I have caught a lot of jack fish (chain pickeral) with them. I will let you know how they do.
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I have been catching bream and crappie like crazy with them. Even caught a 3# LM bass and a couple of channel catfish with them.
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Been waiting for your report. Glad they are working for you.
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You can tie the body with rubber bands, too. Best deal for lots of sizes and colors for cheap: Dollar store. You won't need to weight the fly as much, either 'cause the rubber doesn't float.
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