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Red Blood Worm Variant


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Bloodworms have a creamy pink/red color, as their pale skin allows their red body fluids that contain hemoglobin to show through. This is the origin of the name "bloodworm". At the 'head', bloodworms have four small antennae and small fleshy projections called parapodia running down their bodies. Bloodworms can grow up to 35 centimetres (14 in) in length.

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Materials

Hook:Scud type - size 18 - 10
Thread:8/0 Black
Rib:Red (or match your choice of flash) Spanflex
Body:Red (or your choiice) flash
Cheeks:Constrasting Spanflex
Thorax Cover:Mirage over Red Holo
Breathers:White
Varnish:2-3 coats of Hard as Nails


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Tying Instructions

  1. Cover hook shaft with thread one-quarter way down the bend.
  2. Tie in the flash material and the ribbing to a point one-quarter length down the bend. Bring the thread forward to the one-third point on the hook.
  3. Tie in the thorax cover and the cheeks at this point.
  4. Wrap the flash material forward and tie off behind the eye. Wrap the rib forward and tie off behind the eye. Be sure to wrap around the thorax cover and cheeks. Also, leave room at the eye of the hook for the breathers.
  5. Bring the thorax cover over the thorax and tie off. Cut excess.
  6. Bring the cheeks forward and tie off. Cut excess.
  7. Tie in the breathers on top of the fly behind the eye of the hook.
  8. Form a thread head and whip finish
  9. Cover the entire fly (except for the breathers) with Hard as Nails.


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