Posts Tagged ‘San Juan Worm

18
Jul
10

Fly Fishing: Joshua Bergan on the Unhatchers

Remember there are trout edible life forms below the surface that should be carried in your arsenal. Joshua Bergan has a brief, but worthy mention of a few. Yes, the SJW is a ‘fly’ you, dare I say it, must carry.

14
Feb
09

Aquatic Worm for Fly Fishing (an option between the San Juan Worm & Finding pink condoms at a porn shop or titty bar restroom)

The standard San Juan Worm in red or brown often works well. I have the recipe for the Vladi Worm (Pink Condom Worm) in my archives as well (query Vladi Condom Worm in search box). But, I know from personal experience and I acknowledge that in certain parts of the world you can probably find pink, red or lime green condoms with ease. Where I live the typical condom is a standard off white latex color. In titty bars there are machines in he restrooms (I have this on good authority) that dispense colorful condoms. Also, I have been told or come to know that porn shops have varied colors of condoms in not only pink, but red and green. So, unless you can walk into your local pharmacy or Walgreens and buy pink condoms you are going to have to enter the world of poles, dollar bills, disco balls, leering men, glory holes etc. to acquire the correctly colored condom…perhaps they can be ordered via mail.

Excuse me ladies, ah can you tell me where the pink condoms are?

Excuse me ladies, ah can you tell me where the pink condoms are?

To the point, the above pattern combines the brown and red micro chenille into a nice looking worm pattern. Tied similar to the ordinary San Juan Worm, this patter combines two colors and the attractor color of the clitellum:          (http://urbanext.illinois.edu/worms/anatomy/anatomy4.html

     What’s an Aquatic Worm?

“Let’s cut through the BS, learn about aquatic worms, and see how and when to use them to optimize your fishing success.  For the biologic Latin geeks out there, aquatic worms (hereafter just referred to just as “worms”) are members of the phylum Annelida (Annelids) and the Class Oligochaeta (Oligochaetes).  To put it simply, aquatic worms are just a water-breathing version of an earthworm.  Put an earthworm in the water, it drowns.;  Put an aquatic worm in the dirt, and it suffocates.  Water breathing worms live in just about every trout stream; it’s just a question of whether they exist in sufficient numbers to be a significant trout food.  If they do, you should use flies which imitate them!”

http://askquill.wordpress.com/

25
Jul
08

San Juan Worm (no pink condoms? OK, 2nd. best)

San Juan Worm

San Juan Worm

San Juan Worm

San Juan Worm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have previously highlighted the Vladi Worm/Pink Condom Fly. I think it is the perfect creation for a heavily weighted point fly while dredging the bottom, ala Czech or Polish Nymphing. The traditional version of the San Juan Worm is unweighted, save the hook and the usual split shot is most often used to sink the fly. The addition of the beads is akin to any bead head fly..added weight, a little flash and more efficient at sinking and tumbling the fly.

So, if you just can’t find those pink condoms or some form of pink latex, then stay with the San Juan Worm and mix up the chenille colors. The link below is informative on how to tie a simple variation of the SJW. A little banjo music included.  

http://flytyer.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/san-juan-worm-aka-garden-hackle/

22
Apr
08

Pink Condoms & the Vladi Worm

The Vladi (Vladi Trzebunia) Worm is a weighted imitation of an aquatic worm. It is shown in the tutorial site below. Now, I am faced with searching out bubble gum pink condoms or perhaps lime green ones as well. Never paid much attention to the colorized versions so this will be an interesting search. I wonder if there are alternative materials? Note the one important tip the author gives on leaving the condom rolled up (as it comes out of the wrapper) and then cutting it into halves/quarters, then unrolling it. He didn’t mention lubed/non-lubed. The ‘fly’ looks much more enticing than a San Juan Worm, yet I wonder if this is yet another example of how silly fisherman are in following all manner of unique/obsessive edicts from promoters of the latest and greatest.     http://www.flyguysoutfitting.com/vladiworm.html

 

http://flytying.ro/pescuit/article.php?id=234 (Romanian Flytying-good stuff…no, you don’t need to understand Romanian)  

http://flytying-zsolt.blogspot.com (Good Romanian blog…check it out)




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