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Red Worm

Posted on 7 February 2013 by Vincent

Fuck me… This fly is easy. Not all flies have to be advanced and difficult to tie. We were introduced to this pattern while fishing the Salzach river in Austria.

In murky and fast waters trout and grayling need a notable fly. Chironomids are present in most of our waters, so it’s always a good all-round pattern. Usually we fish it with some split shots about 20-30cm’s away from the fly, or, when allowed, fish a very heavy nymph on the dropper. We use this fly on barbel as well. A very effective pattern!

Because we fish this fly as part of a heavy setup (with either a split shot or a heavy tungsten nymph), you’ll lose lots of ’em. That’s why it’s so important that this fly is very easy to tie.

Other good colors for this fly are white and chartreuse. White still remains very visible in murky water.

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7 Responses to Red Worm

  1. on 7 February 2013 at 15:53 Calin said:

    Great fly! Very simple and easy to tie . Thank you

    • on 7 February 2013 at 15:56 Vincent said:

      Thanks Calin!

  2. on 7 February 2013 at 17:39 bobo said:

    Simple people , simple flies .
    Love this fly !

    • on 7 February 2013 at 17:55 Vincent said:


  3. on 7 February 2013 at 18:49 Hooked said:

    Vette muziek ook trouwens. Heb er net 10 gemaakt.

  4. on 10 February 2013 at 07:04 berry said:

    Nice and simple fly Vincent.
    With a Peacock herl at the eye of the hook,you can use it on the DBR as a buzzer.

    Cheers Berry.

  5. on 29 March 2013 at 22:37 Pim de Haan said:

    looks nice i’m gonna tie a few just in case 😉

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