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Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly

...Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern!

The Blood Clot Bloodworm … a flyguys Original!

Blood Clot Bloodworm
Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern

Fall is here , Winter is near, I’m going fishin’ ……. Sorry dear!

Yes it’s that time of the year again! But before you head out, you really need to take a few minutes to check out Gord’s latest & greatest … an innovative twist on his fall bloodworm fly fishing pattern … the Blood Clot Bloodworm fly!

Fall is soon to be with us and one of the staples for trout then, is the bloodworm. I’m going to share with you a fly I designed awhile back and have been holding pretty close to the vest, showing only a few people. After a bunch of modifications I think it’s ready for the masses. The Bloodworm Blood Clot came about while observing bloodworms in a pond at work. Periodically I would see them out of their tubes and wriggling around in large numbers. I envisioned a trout coming along and vacuuming up a mouthful. The theory is, if trout like bloodworms, let’s give ’em a plateful. This fly is a little tricky to tie but just because of the material wrangling required. Fish this fly suspended just off bottom. Real effective after a storm has whipped up the lake.

Blood Clot Bloodworm Fly | Material List:

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern ... tying materials!HOOK: Togen Natural Bend Size #10
THREAD: Red
RIB: Fine Gold Wire
BODIES: Thread On Hook/Togen Ultra Stretch Bloodworm Red
BEADS: Togen Cool Bead- Brown Magic 3/32


Blood Clot Bloodworm Fly | Tying Instructions:

1) Pinch the barb and slide on 2 beads …

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern

2) Tie thread on at middle of hook …

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern
3) Build a little hump add a drop of Krazy glue and slide bead onto it …

4) Wind thread down the hook and secure the ribbing ….

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern
5) Tie in 2 strands of Ultra Stretch leaving 2 tails trailing behind hook …

6) Wind thread forward up to bead follow with rib making one turn over where you secured the Ultra Stretch tie off rib and trim off …

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern7) Pull Ultra Stretch up to bead creating a loose loop and secure …

8) Pull loose ends back, whip finish and trim tag ends …

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern9) Repeat on the front section …

10) Add drop of Krazy juice on the thread behind the beads and you’re done!

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern - Red

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern

… a real life “blood clot”!

Blood Clot Bloodworm Fly | Colour Variations:

As bloodworms can be reddish, green or a combination of both I’ve shown some variations. Your imagination is your only limit!

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern - Green

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern

That’s it folks … tie up some Blood Clot Bloodworms & hit the water!

Gord (flyguys.net Northern Division)


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Gord

About Gord

Fly fishing the great white north! I mainly fish the lakes, rivers and streams of North Eastern B.C. for Rainbows, Lakers, Brookies, Bulltrout and Grayling.
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One Response to Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly

  1. 5A Flyfisher 5A Flyfisher says:

    So whats the final word on these bloodclots,,,,are they your go to bloodworm pattern?

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