Category Archives: Quick Fies

Holographic Bloodworm

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


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Acetate Floss Caddis Nymph

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.