The bloodworm is an imitation of the larval stage of the Chironomid midge or buzzer. Bloodworm spend the majority of their time living in a silty tube. When disturbed they move their bodies from side to side..
Best fished either on a floating line and long leader or sinking/intermediate line near the bottom, using a slow figure of eight retrieve.
Ideal fly when red buzzers are being taken too.
Wind the thread down the hookshank to a position opposite the barb catching in the two different coloured lengths of flexifloss as you go.
Wind the thread back up towards the eye, making sure the body is even and hookshank covered with thread (To get a brighter red colour, first coat the hookshank with white paint or tippex and leave to dry).
Wind the light coloured flexifloss back up towards the eye in touching turns, creating a nice even body.
Secure the flexifloss at the eye but do not trim the waste as this will be used to build the thorax.
Take the darker coloured flexifloss and wind up towards the eye in spacing turns creating a ribbed effect, secure and trim waste.
Move the thread down to the start of the thorax and catch in a piece of red holographic tinsel at each side and return the thread to the eye.
Wind the remaining red flexifloss back and forth to create a neat thorax, secure and trim waste.
Pull the two lengths of red holographic tinsel back to the eye, secure and trim waste.
Cover the tinsel ends with thread and whip finish
Coat the body with brush on superglue, then if required varnish the body twice more with Sally Hansons - Hard as Nails varnish