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
- 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.
This is a straight forward czech nymph tying sequence, nothing earth shattering. Weight and body taper are formed by lead tape. The color combination on this pattern has been particularly effective. This pattern can also be tied with a tungsten bead. Tie in sizes 10-16.
This pattern is based on a Rene Harrop pattern. This version features an antron shuck and a foam back. It is effective for selective fish feeding on midges. My favorite colors are gray and cream. Tie in sizes 18-24.