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.
- 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