The Bloodworm is used mostly from the bank as a point-fly, but it also works well in the shallow bays from an anchored boat. Slow and deep is the method so the nymph ‘crawls’ along the bottom. Many trout I have caught, usually in the summer months have had their stomachs crammed full of bloodworms. It often helps to spoon the fish to see exactly what they are feeding on.
Hook: Size 14, 12 or 10, weighted with copper wire.
Tying Silk: Black or red.
Body: Red floss silk.
Hackle: Bright red cock.
Head: Black varnish.