San Juan Worm. Yup, a worm is this week’s Throw Back Thursday fly from the archives.
Developed in the 1970’s by Jim Aubrey for the San Juan River in New Mexico, it’s accounted for many fish and worked so well, the “San Juan Shuffle” is outlawed on some rivers. The “Shuffle” is a technique where you dislodge bugs and WORMS by shuffling your feet upstream from fish and they drift down for the fish to eat. Yes, worms live on the river bottom. I’ve seen them when using a kick net.