December 05, 2013
By Charlie Craven
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.