Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jim Speaker, Oct 7, 2013.
A San Juan worm
They migrate at certain times of the year, and they can also be washed out of the mud in high winds if they have cased up in shallow water. Fall is a typical time for this to happen. From there, they can find themselves in the surface film. They will also ball up at times. Blood worms/san juan worms fished in rivers will mimic actual blood worms/worms/and for that matter food. Fish will eat anything if it looks like food regardless if it matches a hatch.
There was only a very mild breeze, the water was flat. They were, by the way, emerging. There were shucks I saw that matched their size, and my buddy watched an emergence happen. First I've ever seen them in the film, much less a high enough number that fish were selective. Glad I figured it out.
If they truly were emerging then what you were seeing were red pupa not larva. The midge/chironomid goes through a complete metamorphosis of egg than larva (blood worm), pupa (chironomid) and then adult.
Pupation and full metamorphosis is a thing I get, re midges and Caddis etc. I'm just saying, this was the first I'd seen them in the film. Yes, they were pupa, they were about 1" (I have a photo of one on my finger, but it may give away where), and they truly were emerging.
Great fish, congrats!!!
Great fish! Thanks for including the fly pic. Always live to see flies!
Jim nice fish. You deserve it after your struggles this year. Keep up the good work
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