Fly In Focus For Fruitful Fishing
Friday, 1 October 2021 | Sarah
Fly In Focus:
|Naturally, as winter tightens her grip there is less in the way of fly hatches at the surface and given this, Trout turn towards subsurface food. One principle food source are the larvae of chironomids (midges) that are commonly known as “bloodworms” in angling circles. Most reservoirs, lakes and tarns have vast silty areas that are the perfect environment for bloodworms to hide and develop. |
When hatches fail to materialize, it’s vital then we target these areas using a bloodworm pattern fished close to the lake bed.
|Consisting of translucent glass beads with the desired movement of turkey marabou the beaded bloodworm has all the ingredients to attract winter feeding Trout. |
When dressing this fly, it’s important to lay down a thread base, on which the glass beads are seated.
They can be secured with a layer of varnish, though this isn’t absolutely necessary as the build of thread that holds the marabou tail in place keeps them held in place.