06-03-2010, 04:52 PM
The magic of worms
I stopped by a rather new fly shop on my way back from fishing in the SC mountains last week. Jason is the owner operator of Chattooga River Fly Shop and what a great shop he's put together. It was a pleasure to visit with him, and pack up on fly tying supplies.
Talking with him about fishing the local rivers, what was hatching and how to fish different patterns was the true pleasure and he shared with me one of his latest patterns. His pattern used lime green and florescent light green ultra chenille for body and legs. Its a sizable offering in #6 - #8 and he had pictures of the actual worm.
Its easy to understand the importance of worms in fish diet as they are many times simply large juicy packages of protein. these Oak worms are infesting many states and areas so probably something fishable through the states. Tossing it under an over hanging tree with a sharp lift of the rod just before straightened line slaps the worm onto the water. It pulls large trout from a dozen + feet away with that flushing toilet action as they circle it quick before taking.
In any case, an easy quick tie. I needed a better indicator and this one floats like a battleship. Check your area for coloration and twist a few up.
#8 long shank mustad
wally world lime green sticky back foam sheet
light tan ultra chenille
tight lines all!