Bloodworm Flies For Trout Fishing

What Do Bloodworm Flies Imitate?

Bloodworm are one of the stages of chronomidae. The Bloodworm flies are blood red in colour and found at the bottom of lakes and rivers great for Rainbow & Brown Trout. Find out the full midge lifecycle here. Midges start life as a bloodworm and live in the soft mud found in most still waters and some silted muddly rivers. They get their colour from the oxygen and hemaglobin held within their bodies. Many other freshwater species love these buzzers.

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3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head  Bloodworm

3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head Bloodworm£0.90   £0.72  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head  Bloodworm Marabou

3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head Bloodworm Marabou£0.90   £0.72  (6)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head  Buzzer Red

3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head Buzzer Red£0.90   £0.72  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head  Red

3D Glass Epoxy Bead Head Red£0.90   £0.72

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

3D Glass Epoxy Buzzer Red

3D Glass Epoxy Buzzer Red£0.75   £0.60

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

Bead Head  Bloodworm

Bead Head Bloodworm£0.90   £0.72  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12.

Bloodworm

Bloodworm£0.75   £0.60  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12.

Bloodworm 1

Bloodworm 1£0.75   £0.60  (1)

Bloodworm 2

Bloodworm 2£0.75   £0.60  (3)

Buoyant Bloodworm Snowdon Variant

Buoyant Bloodworm Snowdon Variant£0.75   £0.60  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10.

Chironomidae Essential Bloodworm Collection

Chironomidae Essential Bloodworm Collection£4.50   £3.60  (4)

Bloodworm - 6 varieties

Guide to Trout Fly Fishing with Buzzers & Midges e-Booklet

Guide to Trout Fly Fishing with Buzzers & Midges e-Booklet£2.99   £2.39  (10)

San Juan Worm Chartreuse

San Juan Worm Chartreuse£0.75   £0.60

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

San Juan Worm Orange

San Juan Worm Orange£0.75   £0.60

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

San Juan Worm Red

San Juan Worm Red£0.75   £0.60

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

San Juan Worm Tan

San Juan Worm Tan£0.75   £0.60

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

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Sandys Blank Buster Bloodworm

Sandys Blank Buster Bloodworm£1.25   £1.00  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

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Sandys Flashback Blank Buster Bloodworm

Sandys Flashback Blank Buster Bloodworm£1.25   £1.00  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

 

Bloodworm Flies Fishing Techniques

Bloodworms should be fished deep which is where the natural bloodworm will be found close to the bottom of the lake. Ideally fish as the point fly on a team of 3 or 4 flies as the deepest fly to provide a natural imitation and mimic the emerging buzzer with trout buzzers higher up the team of flies. Bloodworm are an important fly for the fly fisherman as they are that start of the emerging form of a midge which is the only fly to hatch 365 days per year.

Bloodworm On Point Fly

Bloodworm Fishing Flies

Buzzers are midge pupa and take their name from the buzzing noise they make when in a swarm. They start life as a bloodworm and live in the soft mud found in most still waters. These blood red worms get their colour from the oxygen and hemaglobin held within their bodies. When they are getting near to hatching they lose their blood red colour and take on a more somber appearance. They then make their way from the lake bottom up through the water columns to the surface. This is achieved by a wriggly swimming action. They swim towards the surface then stop either to catch their breath or waiting for the right conditions to hatch. When they stop wriggling towards the surface they slowly sink back down before swimming upwards again. When they eventually reach the surface they hang from the surface film and hatch out in to adult buzzers or midge.

The life cycles of the buzzer can be imitated with a good degree of accuracy, they hatch out on virtually every day of the year. Some of the hatches will be localised and may not be spotted unless fishing in that area. Buzzer hatches can be spotted, by either looking for the adult fly, or finding the spent pupa bodies (shucks) in the surface film.

How To Fish A Bloodworm Movement Video

This video shows the movement of the buzzer and bloodworm, it is this movement that we are trying to imitate when fly fishing. Best methods are slow or static! Buzzers are superb flies, check our midge family hatch frequency and guide to fishing with buzzers for more information.

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