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The San Juan Worm originated with Jim Aubrey in the 1970's. It imitates many worms depending upon the colors selected. The actual San Juan Worm is about two inches and resides with the silty river bottom of the San Juan River, New Mexico. It was the impetus to the infamous "San Juan Shuffle", in which fly fishermen used to scuff along the bottom to dislodge the worms and create a feeding frenzy. This technique has become "unsporting" and is not looked upon favorably by most fly fishermen. In the Sierra's, it imitates the blood midge and is also used as a midge larvae patterns within most of the Sierra streams.
|Hook:||Dai-Riki 060, or Scud hook Sixe #12|
|Weight (Optional):||Tungsten bead, red wire or both|
|Body:||Red Ultra Chenille or color of choice|