The San Juan worm is one of the easiest flies to tie. Follow along with Chris to learn how to tie one yourself.
How to Tie a San Juan Worm from Chris Eaton on Vimeo.
San Juan worms are a great early season fly. They are great in off color water and during heavy rains. It is one of the most basic flies out there. It is also one of my x-factor flies. When nothing else is working I like to throw one on and see what happens. A lot of times you will get strikes while stripping them in or swinging them. One of my favorite San Juan Worm techniques is to find a super deep drop-off that is normally hard to fish, throw on lots of weight, extend my leader, and see if there is anything waiting down deep just below the drop-off.
Ingredients you need:
micro chenille: red, pink(bubble gum), orange, and brown
Hook: anything size 10-16
Thread: 6/0 red
A Lighter to burn the ends of the chenille to make sure it doesn’t fray