Anyone tried these new jelly-gummy-rubber worm things yet? Someone at my office hooked me up with this. I am thinking of using heat shrink tubing rather than thread to lash it to a hook, cause I think thread would slice it in two.
A buddy of mine uses those rubber wormy balls for tying a carp pattern. The rubber fly seems to work well for him as he’s always showing off huge carp photos.
You could also try using round rubber legs for a San Juan worm. The only thing is you need to tie it with loose thread wraps so you won’t cut through the rubber. The rubber seems to give the worm a nice action in moving water.
I took a couple Project Healing Waters veterans to a patch of private water here in NC. The fishing was tough. One of the gents had a few of Hess’s Squirmy Wormy’s and when he tried it he found just the ticket to wake up those sluggish fish.
I bought a few packs of the material from Dave at the Asheville fly fishing show and have been playing with the stuff a bit. The glow-in-the-dark white really woke the fish up at a club outing for a member I was mentoring.
It seems like cheating but still… the damn things catch fish!