Saturday, February 5, 2011

tiny worms

It's now stopped freezing rain and is just straight up pouring outside. There's going to be runoff, and the streams will get high quick. I'm planning in hitting undercut banks with some worms. I remembered a guy at Somerset tying these tiny san juans on a 22. You need micro chenille, because the regular stuff is way too thick. Luckily, I have tons of it.

These are sloppy as hell because I'm just knocking out a quick few and leaving.
And yes, that's two on the vise. Trying to cut down on the photos I have to upload.

Just to give you an idea of how small they are, here's a photo of them side by side with a typical size 16 pattern you'd find in a fly shop.

I'll let you know how they work.


  1. Good luck with them... I'm sure they'll do the trick... and thank you for reminding me about worm tying. I'm wanting to tie and try some Medusa worm flies. If you haven't seen one you should google it. The wormier the better.

  2. Do report back about 'em. Sloppy or not ( I didn't think they were THAT sloppy!) I bet they'll take fish! worms. always. do. :)


  3. Well, I got out today. was pouring rain, 30 degrees, foggy as hell, and I only lasted about 45 minutes. I did pick up one on a midge. I was going to try the worms but once I started to soak through my jeans and long johns, it was time to pack it in.

    @Jay - I have seen the Medusa. That's a Hise pattern, right? (Same guy that did the Eggi Juan Kenobi egg/worm fly)