Lifelike, effective imitation of midge larvae which are commonly referred to as bloodworms due to their red coloration.
How it's tied
The Bloodworm Fly is typically tied on hooks ranging from size 18 to 10, depending on the target species and specific midge larvae being imitated. The body is made from materials such as red or maroon thread, floss, beads, or synthetic fibers, providing the fly with its characteristic bloodworm coloration. A rib of fine wire or contrasting thread can be used to create segmentation and enhance durability. The head can be created using beads, dubbed material, or simply by whip finishing the thread at the eye of the hook.
What it mimics
The Bloodworm Fly is designed to imitate the larval stage of midges, which are commonly referred to as bloodworms due to their red coloration. These insects are a crucial food source for many fish species in freshwater environments. The fly's slender profile and vibrant color make it an effective representation of these larvae.
Where it's used
The Bloodworm Fly works on a wide variety of waters, it's used on streams, rivers and lakes.