Hey guys, I'm sure many or most of you are very aware, but I just thought I'd share this tidbit of info for the ones who have never really tried green weenies. I killed a turkey in Dahlonega on April 28th, and when I dressed it, I checked the gullet to see what types of food it had been eating. I knew there were silk worms everywhere that time of year. I mean....EVERYWHERE. Well, there were 27 silkworms at various ages inside, along with one immature brown/tan cricket. I was at a tackle shop and found the Berkley Golden Honey Worms, and decided to give them a try. Now, I wasn't using my fly gear, as I have only reconnected with flyfishing within the last couple weeks. I dead drifted those honey worms on a size 12 hook, 4 lb test, and a tiny splitshot 12'' up the line from the hook. I have never....NOT EVER- used such an effective bait. I caught tons and tons of stockie rainbows, browns, and some wild browns in various places like Buford, Helen, and Habersham. Hands down the most effective bait I have ever used. I fished recently and caught 23 trout by 8:20 a.m. in a 60 yard stretch of river. With all that said, I will without doubt be tying lots of those little dudes to use in early to mid spring next year to dead drift and as a dropper. Is anyone else out there using them on the long rod? Let me know your experiences! Thanks folks.
Berkley Golden Honey Worm: It's difficult to tell in this picture, but this honeyworm actually has a strong greenish hue to it. Like an emrald irridescence.
Silkworms inside a wild turkey from the N. GA mountains in late April: