Sparklesvelte Blood Worm

Curtis - March 4, 2016

It's hard to beat the effectiveness of a simple blood worm pattern, whether on a lake or in a river or small stream. And while the Gut Bomb, discussed here and here, is my go-to still water blood worm pattern, the Sparklesvelte is what I'd call a specialist pattern. It works well when fish are picky or when imitating much smaller midge larva in streams or rivers. I keep a good number of these little guys in both my stream/river nymphing boxes as well as my still water boxes. You never know when they might come in handy. The rainbow shown below was taken on a Sparklesvelte when bigger nymphs weren't producing as well and a throat sample showed a good number of smaller blood worms in the mix. It ended up catching a lot of fish that day. Nice little Rainbow that fell to the Sparklesvelte And the nice thing about it, is that it's a super-simple fly to tie and you can literally tie around 100 an hour.

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 1150 - Scud & Chironomid - 18
  • Thread/Rib: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Red
  • Body: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Cranberry - Medium
  • Resin: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Veevus Holographic Tinsel
Veevus Holographic Tinsel

Veevus Holographic Tinsel

$3.99
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

$17.99
Daiichi 1150 - Scud & Chironomid
Daiichi 1150 - Scud & Chironomid

Daiichi 1150 - Scud & Chironomid

$5.85

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