San Juan Worm
by Ken Collins - May 04, 2017
A pattern that most of us fly fishers try to hide in our fly boxes. Such a simple pattern should be illegal. I wish I could tell you the pattern was a hoax and it never caught any fish, but that would be a blantant lie. I have caught steelhead on numerous occasions and saved the day here on the Grand during very finicky brown trout feeding routines. A name that is less conspicous which I use frequently to throw off the competition is "the garden hackle".
Having a selection of these patterns in your fly box tied in red, blue, worm brown and pink will definitely reward you one day. This I know for a fact. It is also important to have large and small versions of this fly. So tie micro chenille on #14 and tie standard ultra on #10. Don't tell anyone I told you - I will deny it.