View Full Version : San Juan Worm Ball

01-09-2009, 04:25 PM
file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Karen/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-4.jpgfile:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Karen/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-5.jpgfile:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Karen/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-6.jpgfile:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Karen/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-7.jpghttp://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=15&pictureid=74 I was wanting to let everyone know about this great stocker pattern...the San Juan Worm Ball. Someone showed me this pattern several months ago and Ive been tying it ever since. I use a #14 curved stone fly hook with a bead to match. Then some small brown and red chenille. When I'm finished I curve the ends with a lighter. It works really well


01-09-2009, 04:26 PM
Another cool fly you have there.

01-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Thanks ChemEAngler. I appreciate all of the good comments on this board

01-09-2009, 05:15 PM
Looks good to me Troutslayer...the old San Juan Worm AKA the speghetti and meatballs of trout are life savers. Are you going to tie the San Juan Worm Ball at Troutfest?

01-09-2009, 05:21 PM
Sure Tarheel. I am looking forward to see what you have to tie. Have you ever been to Saluda before. I love that town. Especially the fly shop and the Barbecue.

01-09-2009, 05:50 PM
I have drove through Saluda but I haven't explored it yet. From what I've heard it's a historic and small little town in the mountains. I have to admit, it would be a GREAT place to retire. Sure beats the hustle and bustle of Charlotte, NC.:biggrin:

01-09-2009, 05:51 PM
You blink and you miss it

01-09-2009, 05:54 PM
Hang on I'm looking up the population for Saluda....

01-09-2009, 05:59 PM
According to the 2000 census there's 575 people in Saluda. I'm guessing half of them are have left for warm, sunny Florida.:biggrin::cool:

01-09-2009, 06:03 PM
I would say so.

01-09-2009, 06:06 PM
That would be a choice of mine for a place to start a fly shop.

01-09-2009, 06:08 PM
Ya its right next to the green river. The last time I was down there we were going to fish it, but they were generating.....so we went to the Davidson.(cant be unhappy about that):biggrin:

01-09-2009, 06:11 PM
What's the fishing like in the Green....I have yet to fish it...

01-09-2009, 06:19 PM
I fished the Lower Green once. Its a little different than any other tailwater. It has a rocky bottom like a free stone stream, but with generation. I think its neat. There are supposedly big browns and rainbows in there. I hooked a big rainbow, but it was on a 20 midge and it popped out. The rest of the fish that we caught were in the 10 to 13 inch range.

01-09-2009, 06:23 PM
10-13 inch fish are fine w/ me. We crossed the Green on I 26 on the way the the Davidson. It looked good to me...:biggrin:

01-09-2009, 06:27 PM
The Davidson has to be my top stream. I even like it better than the trophy section in Cherokee. The reason is that how much effort you have to put in to fishing to catch a davidson river trout. If you catch 1 trout in a day there, you did great.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

01-09-2009, 06:33 PM
Yup, the trout on that reside on the "D" aren't for begginers. They are tough to fish for. 6x and 7x tippet is to small to keep a big 25 inch brown on the line. Tippet sizes are the most annoying part...more times than not, the fish won't even look at your fly if the tippet is too big...:frown:

01-09-2009, 07:16 PM
Trout slayer...you got a step by step or a link to instructions on the SJW Ball?
New tyer here, and I'm relegated to a tailwater for most trout, I'd like to whip some up.

Thanks for helping an "old" guy out;)

01-09-2009, 07:52 PM
Ill Make one on here in just a minute i will tie on up and take some pics.