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Thread: Big worm patterns for Bass??

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    Default Big worm patterns for Bass??

    I have fished a plastic "trick" worm many times with a baitcaster for spotted and largemouth bass. I have seen the "Gully Worms" at orvis quite a few times. I wonder how effective the pattern is, or if there are other methods of tying a long worm for Bass fishing.

    What are your opinions?

    Thanks in advance

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    Burk's V worm is described here http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern126.html. There are many variations of twisting yarns, checnille, etc. I personally use Dave Whitlock's patterns like a Hare jig w/ rabbit strip tail, when fishing a jig and pig substitute. Jack Ellis and others actually use a flyrod to fish a plastic worm.

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    Talking Hmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by Kytroutbum View Post
    Jack Ellis and others actually use a flyrod to fish a plastic worm.

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    talk about chuck and duck....I'll be out in the yard tomorrow trying that out...just to see if I can dodge it before I try to fish it.

    Thanks Randall

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    Plunker-
    Google some of the warmwater tying sites. Lots of variations for worms. Steve Gibson in Fla. uses a ultra chenille worm on a microjig for Oscars and "gills" in the glades. http://stevegibsonflies.ning.com/pho...g?context=user

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    Found hare jig article
    http://www.mwfly.com/pages/archiveac14.html
    Last edited by Kytroutbum; 01-10-2009 at 10:03 AM.

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    Default FFing plastic

    I have used 4" finesse worms and 6-7" lizards with a fly rod and had good results. I used the smaller worm with a floating line and the lizard with a sinking line. No extra weight on either. One tip is to add a layer of thread to your hook and use a super glue to hold it in place. I rig up a few before I go. I haven't tried it, but I bet the new Sage Bass rods would do a good job with plastics.
    To Miss Nancy - she hated fishing, but loved a fisherman.

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    I tied some last year. Caught a few smallmouth back in the spring. I used a slightly modified slider worm hook for weight and to keep the hook riding up. these are about 6" long. 7-8 wt rods to cast these effectively.


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    Look good. How did you make the clasper on the head?

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    Drilled out before heated and dipped in powder paint and then baked. Just like a crappie jig head
    They were originally designed for hellgramite patterns but I made up some spring lizards and bass worms also.

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    Looks like it would catch a smallie or two....Great fly...innovative..

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