This fly can be fished at any time, but is most effective in cloudy or slightly cloudy water as a result of rain or run off. It seems also to be more effective when the water has begun to warm. Weight and fish close to the bottom at a "dead drift", although I occasionally catch fish with a little "lift" at the end of a drift. Try cinnamon, red, pink, neutral or brown for the best results in my opinion. Come fly fish Idaho and give the San Juan a whirl.
|Back wrap thread onto shank. Use the same |
color as your chenille.
|Secure chenille with a couple of thread wraps near|
the bend of hook.
|Wrap thread towards the eye. Leave a little space and|
no need to completely cover hook.
|Wrap chenille around shank toward eye. This forms the|
worm's clitellum*. Now, half hitch the thread at
in front of your chenille and glue if desired.
|Singe the ends of your chenille with lighter. This avoids |
fraying. Length of worm is a personal choice.
|Finished fly. Try it. Really is very easy to tie!|
Happy Idaho fly fishing!
Idaho Angler (IdahoAngler@live.com)