Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Zebra Worm

On a December 10 2013 post I showed a new style of tying the time worn San Juan Worm. I got over two dozen comments about the style where instead of tying the chenille in the middle of the hook shank I tied it in at the head of the fly which avoided the ends folding over themselves which ANY worm would not do. The "worm" dangles in the current and attracts trout. It works.

Now lets look at playing with this puppy. All SJW's have one color. How about 2 or 3??

Here's the ZEBRA WORM!

Take a foot of ultra thin chenille (any color you want) and wrap it around a pencil in tight wraps.

Take a water proof SHARPIE (of contrasting color, mine is pink chenille with a brown sharpie) and mark up the chenille on opposite sides.

Pull the chenille off of the pencil and start tying!! There are too many color combinations to mention and we get to see what combinations work for our friends the trout. Tie it my way or the traditional way. I think it will work!

1 comment:

Millers River Flyfisher said...


Not much to report for the North. Only spent about 2.5 hrs in the water. Started up at the Vermont line, & worked my way down a bit, & then fished the confluence w/ the Deerfield. More leaves than water, unfortunately, as the breeze coaxed the oaks to shed today up there. Couldn't go more than a short drift until you hooked up w/ one of them. Only saw one fish, that I spooked from its lie, & it was a dark slab. High teens to low twenties, for sure. Thought I saw a stripe on it, but it was shaped more like a brown.
Going to have to give that river another chance next weekend maybe.
Spent the rest of the day @ the Green again, in some different spots than yesterday, & one that I had to go back to. Same luck as yesterday & much fewer leaves!
Thinking of going to the lower end of the EB catch & release area tomorrow.