Bloodworm Fly

Bloodworm

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. 

Fly tying video for the Bloodworm

Variations

Bloodworm Bloodworm

Fish you can can fly fish for with the Bloodworm

Barbel

Bream

Brown Trout

Chub

Common Carp

Grayling

Ide

Perch

Rainbow Trout

Roach

Rudd

Tench

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