Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tying the Infamous Pink Worm

So, what's the big deal? It's a San Juan Worm with an egg. Yeah, sure, there are anglers whose sphincter will tighten up like wet leather in the midday sun when they see fly patterns like this. But really, it's just another version of a time-tested pattern that originated on a big, southwestern tail water known for mostly for the tiny flies usually needed to catch the fat trout that lived within.  A worm, a simple life form that trout love to eat. And then someone added an egg to the mix, which of course, is another time tested pattern that gathers the panties of the old guard.  So you have two non-traditional patterns combined into a single fly that by all accounts works quite well, and it's bright pink.  I think its that bright pink that draws the fish to this fly, while at the same time drawing disdain from some anglers.  To each his own.

And so we present Tim Flagler in another fine video, showing how he ties the Infamous Pink Worm. 

Sharpen your hooks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My sphincter has turned to leather!!!!
I thought this was a fly fishing blog.....I would need a spinning reel to feel comfortable casting that thing, and I sold them all years ago!!!