Are these a food sorce?

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  1. CoastalCutt

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    Are these a food sourse?

    Try permanently bending it or something like a strung out san juan. Hell, tie a wide piece of red shoe lace onto a hook, that'll wiggle.
     
  2. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    Are these a food sourse?

    Thanks for the link cabezon. I am going to try that.

    CoastalCutt I think I am going to stick with the rabit strips and the bomber fly.

    Clint
     
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    Are these a food sourse?

    A cross-over option from steelhead flies might be a MOAL (mother of all leeches) fly in the right colors.

    Steve
     
  4. Clint F

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    That sounds even better. Thanks for the tip.

    Clint
     
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    i think i read about a pattern for these in one of my mags. i will try to find it and tell you the recipe.oh by the way clint i broke my collar bone today haha
     
  6. Clint F

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    Zach, how do you break your collar bone? I guess you are out of fishing for a while?

    Clint
     
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    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    There's a pattern I that I think'd work quite well for that called the v-worm. I've seen the pattern listed in a book I highly recommend called Fly Fishing the Pacific Inshore, also on various websites. it's not as thick as those worms, but it looks about as close as I think a fly could get to one of those.
     
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    Are these a food sourse?

    Yes the fish will eat them.

    Sounds like a good excuse to sit down at the vice and go wild. Tie something and give it a shot - should have good time experimenting and you might surprise yourself.

    There are any number of "worm" type patterns out there. The bass fishing circle has a number of attempts to mimic worms that probable would work. As suggested I think I would go with rabbit strip leeches in the 3 to 6 inch range; maybe a # 4 hook with the strip as a "tail", a dubbed body and a dash of weight at the head. An alternate "tail" could be a marabou plume that has been spiraled wrapped with piece of thread - should give you that thin buggy segmented look with nice action in the water.

    Have fun
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    Jim Kerr (former owner of PT Angler) developed a pattern intended to mimic this and similar marine worms...the Jim Dandy (formerly known as Snot Dart). Whether it does or not is debatable, but it does catch fish--it's my go-to fly for the northern Sound and Canal.
     
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    Thanks guys for the help. I will post pictures of what I come up with later.

    Clint
     
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    Anyone who knows..

    How long does this 'hatch' last? Any particular type of beach/location?
     
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    are these worms anything like a piling worm?
    do they have mouth like the one in the movie "dune"
    anyways as kids we would collect these worms from under rocks and on pilings
    the perch would just go nuts for them
    old timer told me he would use pile worms drifted under the skansi dock and would pull in large cutties
    so...
     
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    Ever hear of the word "tide" or "tidal zones"? :ray1:


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    Are these a food sourse?

    I know I've posted this before, - but all I have lately is reliving old fishing memories :rolleyes:. In case you missed it, the sum total of my experience with SRC's in Puget Sound is one trip as a kid almost 35 years ago. Even though I only caught 2 cutts that day, - man were they doozies! The weird thing was, I wasn't even fishing for them. I was harrassing some big perch with worms dug out of barnacle clusters scraped off the pilings. Those pile worms were a very similar looking polychaete, and possibly the same species as you posted.

    Anyway the big perch were driving me nuts because they were so picky and I could see them inspecting my gear. When I was digging through my tackle box, I inadvertantly let my line drift down tide from the dock when my bait was hammered by a 19" cutt near the surface. On my next cast I let it drift on purpose and this time a 21" cutt took it. Granted this was about 35 years ago, but judging from my Uncle's reaction when I brought the dingy back (I was visiting family on Bainbridge) I'm pretty sure they were considered monster cutts even back then. So either I got really lucky, or big cutts have a habit of hanging in deep water (20'+) downtide from docks where they can gobble polychaete worms, - possibly broken loose from pile perch feeding activity.

    So based on my limited experience I'd say YES, not only are they a food source, they are a CHOICE food source.
     
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    Are these a food sourse?

    Yes they do have crazy mouths, like some kind of alien! :eek: If you ever have the chance, pick one up and watch it's mouth come flying out of its head! I find them all the time while digging for littlenecks.