03-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Re: Looking for Cinder Worm Pattern
I don't know about the Vineyard, but in southern NewEngland the "worm hatch" is essentially over by June. There's ponds where there's a monthly hatch throughout the season, but for the most part it all happens in May.
I carry 4 different patterns myself. One has a spun deerhair head and a marabou tail, one is kind of a cactus chenille woolybugger, one tyed gurgler style, and forth is an appropriately colored snake fly.
I saw this nice one in last week's Midcurrent email but like moucheur said , they don't always go for the same patterns.
I think that that has to do more with their erratic "mating dance" than anything else.
How to Tie a Cinder Worm | MidCurrent
If you're interested, they have a "cinderworm workshop" at the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island every year.
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