Red WormPosted 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.
- Hook: Partridge CZ Authentic Czech Nymph #6
- Thread: 8/0 UNI in fire orange
- Body: 30Lbs fluo orange backing
- Ribbing: Orange krystal flash
- Varnish: UV-resin, in this case I’ve used Bug Off