Balanced Gut Bomb Bloodworm

Curtis - May, 2021

If you've seen or fished the original Gut Bomb Bloodworm, this is an updated version of it that uses the offset jig bead to balance the fly in a more horizontal orientation both on the retrieve as well as the fall. This style isn't as fine-tunable as the bead-and-pin style balanced fly but it does a pretty good job with much less work on your part. 
As we explain in the other video below, while using this fly on the water, I usually fish it on point with a team or two or three flies. It's a great pattern to have for searching closer to the bottom of a lake, especially early in the season or when fish aren't actively feeding up higher closer to the surface.

Material List
  • Hook: Umpqua XC400BL-BN - 12
  • Bead: Insta Jig Tungsten Head - 1/8" (3.3mm) - Fl. Orange
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Black
  • Body: Scud Back - 1/8" - Clear
  • Ribbing: Krystal Flash - Rootbeer
  • Coating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
  • Coating (option): Solarez Bone Dry PLUS 0.5 Fl. Oz. Squeeze Bottle with Tip
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    $1.99
    Krystal Flash
    Krystal Flash
    Krystal Flash

    Krystal Flash

    $5.25
    Scud Back
    Scud Back
    Scud Back

    Scud Back

    $2.25
    Insta Jig Tungsten Head
    Insta Jig Tungsten Head
    Insta Jig Tungsten Head

    Insta Jig Tungsten Head

    $5.90
    Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
    Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

    Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

    $17.99
    Umpqua XC400BL-BN
    Umpqua XC400BL-BN

    Umpqua XC400BL-BN

    $8.00
    Solarez Bone Dry PLUS 0.5 Fl. Oz. Squeeze Bottle with Tip
    Solarez Bone Dry PLUS 0.5 Fl. Oz. Squeeze Bottle with Tip

    Solarez Bone Dry PLUS 0.5 Fl. Oz. Squeeze Bottle with Tip

    $27.90