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Notes: The San Juan Worm orginated 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 flyfishermen used to scuff along the bottom to dislodge the worms and create a feeding frenzy with the local trout inhabitants. This technique has become "unsporting" and is not looked upon favorably by most flyfishermen. Nevertheless, the San Juan Worm pattern has found a niche in most flyboxes. In the Sierra's, it imitates the blood midge which frequents many of the Eastside alkyline lakes. It also is used as a midge larvae patterns within most of the Sierran streams. Colors can vary from Orange, Chartreuse, Tan, Claret, Pink, Red, or Earth tones. Use a slow twitching action.

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San Juan Worm w/ Red Floss
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Tan San Juan Worm
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Orange San Juan Worm w/bead
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