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Old 11-24-2008, 09:01 AM
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:23 AM
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Hi yatahey,

For fishing the San Juan worm I prefer Shammy (chamois leather) worms. Sometimes I burn the tips and other times I don't. The color is of course Shammy. My main San Juan worm setup is a Shammy worm with a Midge dropper.

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:32 AM
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Frank,
Thanks, but I meant the San Juan Worm fly. Not the river.

http://www.dsflies.com/images/cat_eg...n_worm_red.jpg

Forgot. I use the chamois worms too. We call em a leach though. Works great in Cheeseman Canyon.
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I'm not big on still water, but once in a while I fish a local pond that's loaded with tiny aquatic worms...along with some big trout that eat them
It's been proven to me time and time again that the best way to catch one of these oversized trout is with a small marabou jig fished under an 'indicator'
When I do this, I can't help but think it's a fly rod version of a 'worm and a bobber'
Not my favorite way to fish, but very effective
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My San Juan Worm is very simple.

I have two different size swimming nymph hooks I picked up off an Orvis
sale table that I use. ( size 8 & 10 I believe )

- I will place the hook into the vise, then wrap the shank with very thin
copper wire & apply a little head cement to hold it in place.
- Then I will tie in some natural color nymph skin ( it's like a very thin &
translucent rubber band looking material )
- I'll pull it tight to stretch it as I wind it up the shank.
- Tie it off, make a head of peacock hurl & whip finish.
- Before I take it out of the vise I will color it with a permanant marker,
then after the marker dries I will coat the nymph skin with head cement.

Woks well for me,

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What material do you use to tie them?
My fav material for the San Juan is heavy copper wire. That's it, nothing else. Works awesome, especially on the Bow River here in Alberta.

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Ultra chenille, I use red white and pink. Red works best hands down. Use a lighter to taper the ends.
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Hi yatahey,

Maybe my post makes more sense now.

I used Red or Brown chenille but have pretty much abandon them. I prefer the Shammy.

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Hi yatahey,

Maybe my post makes more sense now.

I used Red or Brown chenille but have pretty much abandon them. I prefer the Shammy.

Frank
Hi Frank,
Yes, it does. Red San Juan worms are still a killer pattern here on our Colorado tail waters. Especially, during high flows.
I'm going to tie a couple Shammy's and give em a shot here. Luckily I've got some scrap chamois laying around the house. It'll be a good use for em.
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For fishing the San Juan worm I prefer Shammy (chamois leather) worms. Frank
Frank,

Can you post a photo of a shammy worm?
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