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troutslayer3393
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

Lee

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

troutslayer3393
01-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Thanks ChemEAngler. I appreciate all of the good comments on this board

Tarheelflyfishing
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?

troutslayer3393
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.

Tarheelflyfishing
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:

troutslayer3393
01-09-2009, 05:51 PM
You blink and you miss it

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

Tarheelflyfishing
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:

troutslayer3393
01-09-2009, 06:03 PM
I would say so.

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

troutslayer3393
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:

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

troutslayer3393
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.

Tarheelflyfishing
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:

troutslayer3393
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:

Tarheelflyfishing
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:

Plunker
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;)

troutslayer3393
01-09-2009, 07:52 PM
Ill Make one on here in just a minute i will tie on up and take some pics.