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Bloodworm fly?

Postby wgmiller » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:47 am

Got to thinking after seeing the bloodworms in the refrigerator at one of the local markets. Would a nice sized San Juan worm work in the saltwater? Are they effective in the salt like freshwater?

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Re: Bloodworm fly?

Postby BionicSenior » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:29 am

I hope to find out this week up in Corolla. I tied up several BW flies including SJWs. Surf is UP today as is the red flag, but maybe tomorrow.
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Re: Bloodworm fly?

Postby kendalloz » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:59 am

We've made some worm flies with yarn and/or wabbit. Have not really tried them much.

Probably work great if you squirt them with a little Gulp Alive! ;)

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Re: Bloodworm fly?

Postby meatstick » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:30 pm

I have caught many small spot and croaker on red ultra-chenille San Juan Worms ... tied with a gold bead on the hook shank for weight. I would assume sea mullet (whiting) would find this fly to their liking also.

I wish someone would make ultra-chenille in a thicker size.

Hello "tying materials" mfg's !! We need a saltwater grade of ultra-chenille, please.

What about an alternative ? Maybe thin strips of chamois
cloth... like this kinda thing by Sister Sledge:

Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySd3EVsjYDk

I would go with red for SW. The spot and croaker no likey "green".

Chamois flies work for spadefish. I say experiment.
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Re: Bloodworm fly?

Postby hh65cdr » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:45 pm

2 inch red wabbit strip makes for a great croaker fly here. Small hook.
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Re: Bloodworm fly?

Postby BionicSenior » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:35 pm

No luck today in the surf in Corolla. Craft stores probably have thicker ultra chenille. I gave it an hour today but the surf was pretty rough.Water was a bit cloudy with some weed. I used two flies, bloodworm tied with red red vinyl and a mole crab. Got a few odd looks from folks wondering what the heck I was doing with a fly rod but who cares. I had a god time and the water was refreshing. I will give the ultra SJW a try tomorrow, weather permitting. I am sure to head for the before the week is out.
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Re: Bloodworm fly?

Postby BionicSenior » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:38 pm

[quote="BionicSenior"]No luck today in the surf in Corolla. Craft stores probably have thicker ultra chenille. I gave it an hour today but the surf was pretty rough.Water was a bit cloudy with some weed. I used two flies, bloodworm tied with red red vinyl and a mole crab. Got a few odd looks from folks wondering what the heck I was doing with a fly rod but who cares. I had a god time and the water was refreshing. I will give the ultra SJW a try tomorrow, weather permitting. I am sure to head for the Prop before the week is out.
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Re: Bloodworm fly?

Postby bhorsley » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:28 am

looks like you better get the surf quick---the forecast is 20 to 25 northeast for the rest of the week---sounds like fall is in the air

just re read the forecast---a touch better 15 to 20
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