San Juan Worm
The San Juan Worm is one of the simplest pattern to tie consisting of vernille (a very fine chenille), thread, and a hook. It imitates aquatic worms which are present in most streams. The most common colors are tan and red. Sometimes it is tied on a straight nymph hook and other times on a curved scud hook. I prefer to use red vernille and a curved scud hook.
- Hook: nymph or scud hook size 14
- Thread: use same color as the vernille
- Body: vernille
Cover the shank of the hook with the tread and tie the vernille down at two points as shown in the photo. Using a match singe the ends of the vernille which will seal and taper them.