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FrenchCreek 04-03-2003 01:14 PM

Worm Attack!
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These are all variations of the SanJuan Worm.
I no longer use the Mustad#37160 since most hook up are too near to the brain when the hook sets. As far as color goes, go wild, I have some that are bright some that are dull colors even have one that is dayglow chartreuse, I call that one the "Electric Worm".

pmflyfisher 04-03-2003 01:56 PM

YES, I could use those, but what strata of fly fisherman heaven would I make it to ? :confused:

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boarmountain 04-03-2003 02:43 PM

I have used the #31760 for 25 years and have not had the problem you mentioned.What size do you use? I use #20 and smaller. (This hook ='s 3 sizes larger than a normal hook. ie; 20=14.)

sean 04-03-2003 02:52 PM

Very nice Pete!

Well those flies are imitiating blood worms which are midge/chronomid larvae that fish do actively feed on. I use them in sizes up to about 2 inches which are the largest I have ever seen in a lake.

I use them when fishing deep in lakes and do not feel like there is anything wrong with it. No different than using a GRHE or PT nymph IMHO.


John Desjardins 04-03-2003 03:35 PM

Pete, Nice assortment. Hal, my fly selection will leave me laughing with the sinners before even thinking of these, so I can't claim any moral high ground. :hehe:

Adrian 04-03-2003 06:32 PM

Very nice!!

Sean is right on the money - Chironomid Larvae - definitely fits into the definition of "immitative" technique so I'd say cool. :smokin: I've found olive colored ones as well as the bright red.

Put a split shot on the leader and turn it into a jig - now that would get the purists very upset.

Not that you can get two purists to agree on a definition of what constitutes pure anyway :devil:

Dble Haul 04-04-2003 07:14 PM


Originally posted by pmflyfisher
YES, I could use those, but what strata of fly fisherman heaven would I make it to ? :confused:

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The same strata that welcomes fishermen like you who use globugs. ;)

flytyer 04-05-2003 12:51 AM

Ah yes, the San Juan Worm. I have found memories of using it on the Big Horn River when I lived in Billings Montana for a year. Never did tie it on the 37160 though. I tied it on a standard wet fly sproat hook in #8 to #12. And a maroon or burgundy ultra chenile worm tied with wine thread makes a very effective fly as well.

BobK 04-05-2003 05:48 AM


From Hal - What level of fly fishing heaven......
What makes you so sure that you qualify for any part of "heaven"????:devil:


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