The Holographic Blood worm is a stillwater trout fly I’ve been tying for over a decade. It can be fished in lakes under a strike indicator, or on a longer leader. I like to fish the fly over muddy bottomed ponds and lakes where I expect the chironomid larva to be.
Holographic Bloodworm Fly Recipe
Hook: Mustad C49s #10-18
Bead: Black 1/8”
Thread: Red 6/0 match to body
Body: Red holographic tinsel
Rib: Fine copper wire
Thorax: Peacock herl
Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
Web: Piscator Flies
Back online after a week or so without a computer. I’ll be heading out to fish some pink salmon this year, so I figured I would start getting a box of flies tied up for the occasion. They say pink flies for pink salmon, so Adian’s Handlebar should fit the bill. It’s also a really simple tie and I won’t minding losing a few.
I’ve used acetate for a number of red wormy patterns, but it never dawned on me to try it with a caddis. This is a really quick, durable pattern, and I rather like the idea of brushing on the acetate instead of the dunking. One thing that came to mind watching this clip was to add a touch of dubbing between the 2 strands of floss and using it like a dubbing loop before wrapping it like on the Shark’s Caddis Pupa. I will have to experiment with the technique to see if that could work.