On a recent trip to Georgia, I found myself unexpectedly near some water. Luckily, I had brought my Tenkara just in case such an opportunity did arise. Unfortunately, I only packed my dry box and forgot my wet flies at home. Given the conditions, only wet would do.

Before I continue, I must say that I realize fully that the tragedy you are about to read is one completely of my own making.

In a desperate situation, I popped into a Cabella’s and scoured for some wet flies. In the chaos, I grabbed some bead heads, a few eggs… and … a little box of cannon’s worm red. I knew full well that none of these flies would be anything special. You get what you pay for and I didn’t pay much. That all said, the cannon’s worm red is the worst fly I’ve ever encountered.

  1. Even drenched with water, it still managed to stay afloat.
  2. The red dye drained from it, staining my hands and releasing god knows what into the water.

Even if you’re desperate, don’t buy cannon’s worm red.