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IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« on: June 02, 2015, 10:12:11 AM »
Checked out my fly boxes and I noticed I'm down to squat on my worm patterns.

With this nice rain the last couple days, me thinks the trouts will be eating meat tonight.

Instead of the real thing, I'll fake em out via the fly rod.

Green Weenies - simply thread or small yarn wrapped around the hook shank (a Caveman can tie one).
(I tie them in brown & tan also - heck - I wrapped hooks with rubber bands before and caught trout).

But - the #1 worm fly that has beat the SKUNK for me many times - for both trout & steelhead -

is the IPW (created by a gent called Fred Bridges from Pa - now deceased).

Here is a link in case you are interested:

http://flytyingworld.com/PagesF/fredbridge.htm#The Infamous Pink Worm

I never thought that a HOT PINK worm would make fish hit.
I Thought Wrong.


 

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IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« on: June 02, 2015, 10:12:11 AM »

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 01:29:46 PM »
I wreaked havoc on the trouts in a creek yesterday, olive/brown wooly bugger, drifted and stripped.  The trouts were all coming out of their hiding places and eating whatever came by.  I netted about 10 but missed twice as many.  They were chasing my stripped bugger almost right out of the water, it was amazing to see how many stockies were still around.  And I did net 2 wild browns.

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 01:32:19 PM »
Checked out my fly boxes and I noticed I'm down to squat on my worm patterns.

With this nice rain the last couple days, me thinks the trouts will be eating meat tonight.

Instead of the real thing, I'll fake em out via the fly rod.

Green Weenies - simply thread or small yarn wrapped around the hook shank (a Caveman can tie one).
(I tie them in brown & tan also - heck - I wrapped hooks with rubber bands before and caught trout).

But - the #1 worm fly that has beat the SKUNK for me many times - for both trout & steelhead -

is the IPW (created by a gent called Fred Bridges from Pa - now deceased).

Here is a link in case you are interested:

http://flytyingworld.com/PagesF/fredbridge.htm#The Infamous Pink Worm

I never thought that a HOT PINK worm would make fish hit.
I Thought Wrong.
I fished with this old guy in Canada and all he fished for
was Pike he used a green spinnerbait with a pink trailer

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 05:23:03 PM »
I wreaked havoc on the trouts in a creek yesterday, olive/brown wooly bugger, drifted and stripped.  The trouts were all coming out of their hiding places and eating whatever came by.  I netted about 10 but missed twice as many.  They were chasing my stripped bugger almost right out of the water, it was amazing to see how many stockies were still around.  And I did net 2 wild browns.
 

GREAT to see you had a good day,HD.
THAT LITTLE RAIN or DRIZZLE drive the trout nuts in the creeks and rivers.
I luv hitting the deli in a lite rain,we killem. 8)
What turned out to be a Joke,The Law Dogs  Dont Understand!!!!

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 05:23:03 PM »

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 05:43:51 PM »
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I never thought that a HOT PINK worm would make fish hit.
I Thought Wrong.


why not? heck, they will hit a yellow gob of stinky playdoe! At least a pink worm looks like something they are supposed to eat ;)  Looks like a cool fly, I will have to give it a try and see how they look under water. thanks for the tip, might even tie them with different colors.

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 06:33:50 PM »
THis rain is just what the trout ordered.  Up our way anyway,  Im pretty sure the cricks down south are all blown out from talking with family down that way they got a ton of rain.  Im hoping to hit the cricks this weekend.  Great post Drake
Don't Horse Em ....

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 07:07:53 PM »
 

GREAT to see you had a good day,HD.
THAT LITTLE RAIN or DRIZZLE drive the trout nuts in the creeks and rivers.
I luv hitting the deli in a lite rain,we killem. 8)
YA you like hittin' the Deli for a sandwich :o

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 07:43:57 PM »
We use pink worms on the Salmon River in cold temps. Can make the difference between an ok day to a great day. Under a float with CP rod and reel is my favorite way to fish them. 8)
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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 07:43:57 PM »

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 07:12:35 AM »
I tied one up last night just for kicks. Unfortunately I didn't have any pink ultra chenille but I had some green ultra and some orange fine chenille that I used for the body instead of the yarn. I don't know if a fish will eat it but I was just tying it to see how it went together, easy enough. Gotta get some pink ultra and orange yarn so I can tie up some real ones. I also only had some size 14 94840 hooks. For this recipe I would need some 16's. I was wondering if I should put a little lead under the body to weigh it down a bit.

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Re: IPW (Infamous Pink Worm)
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 07:12:35 AM »

 

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