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Fly Tying the San Juan Worm

Fly Tying the San Juan Worm

Fly tying the San Juan Worm of the Foundation Forty Flies.

Tying the San Juan Worm

Hook: TMC 3761 #12
Thread: Pink 6/0 UNI
Body: Tan Ultra Chenille

Tying the San Juan Worm Step 1 of 5

Start the thread right behind the eye and wrap back to the bend.

Tying the San Juan Worm Step 2 of 5

Tie in a piece of Ultra Chenille at the bend of the hook with three or four tight turns of thread.

Tying the San Juan Worm Step 3 of 5

Lift the front end of the chenille and wrap the thread forward to the eye along the shank.

Tying the San Juan Worm Step 4 of 5

Lay the chenille down again and tie it in place behind the hook eye. Make a band of thread, then whip finish and clip the thread.

Tying the San Juan Worm Step 5 of 5

Cut the ends of the chenille to length and singe the tips with a lighter.

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