Monday, August 24, 2009

Blood Worm Revisit

Notes on the Fly

The fly on the left is my old blood worm pattern, and the fly on the right is the new one with modifications.  

At first glance they seem the same!   Look closer and you will find the changes I talked about in the previous post.  No head, more slender, and larger segmentation.  A much closer representation to the natural.  

Using this new fly I landed my largest trout to date in my home stream this past weekend!  It may not have been completely due to the fly, after all I am a firm believer in presentation is 9/10 of the law, but making the fly look closer to the real thing couldn't have hurt! 

1 comment:

bfly said...

A nice adaptation of the real thing. It's always funny how things change when you can take a really close look them. And I agree 100% with the 9/10 of the law bit too! There is no substitute for being able to get the fly in front of the fish. Period!