Bloodworms are extremely effective flies. They work well year round on most trout streams I fish. In the winter and spring months they account for a good share of the trout I catch. This simple to tie bloodworm works well in a czech nymphing rig.
- Hook: Umpqua C300bl Size 8-14
- Weight:Lead Tape
- Thread: Wapsi Ultra Thread 140 Denier Red
- Body:Red UV Chewee Skin
This soft hackled Hare’s Ear pattern, tied on a jig style hook, is effective and quick fly to tie. The bugginess from the hare’s ear dubbing combined with the pink “hot spot” thorax make it irresistible. I typically tie it in a size 14, but it could easily be tied up to a size 8 and down to a size 16. This fly looks great when the body color is changed to olive or black.
- Hook: Umpqua C400BL Size 10-16
This is a cased caddis larva pattern tied in the Czech style. This nymph is tied on a jig hook with a slotted tungsten bead that causes it to bounce along the bottom with the hook point riding up. Cased Caddis patterns are very effective, especially in freestone streams. Fish this fly on point, with a smaller offering above it.
- Hook: Tiemco 2488 size 14-22
- Thread: Wapsi UTC 70 Denier Fl. Orange
- Thread: Wapsi UTC 70 Denier Color to match body color
- Rib: Silver Ultra Wire
- Wing: Natural Dun CDC
- Abdomen: Super Fine Dubbing color to match natural
This is a twist on the original Klinkhammer Special. Both the post and hackle are made from CDC. This pattern sits nicely on the water’s surface. The CDC hackle undulates and adds movement to the fly. The black color scheme works well in mid to late summer when an increasing number of terrestrial insects find their way onto the water’s surface.