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The Apps Beaded Bloodworm

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The Apps Beaded Bloodworm


The Apps Beaded Bloodworm Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 1

Step 1

For the first step, you will need a bobbin threader or a piece of wire bent in two. Thread 6 of the beads onto the bobbin threader.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 2

Step 2

Place two lengths of spanflex into the loop between the end of the bobbin threader and the beads.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 3

Step 3

Push the beads off the end of the bobbin threader and onto the spanflex as shown. Now grip the beads and pull two of the spanflex ends through them.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 4

Step 4

This should leave you with 6 beads onto just two lengths of spanflex as shown. Position the beads so they are roughly in the centre of the spanflex.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 5

Step 5

Take the hook and crimp down the barb. (If you don't do this then I've found that the beads don't seem to last very long, the barb seems to score the inside of the bead which in turn weakens it). Now thread each bead onto the hook shank along with the spanflex. After the first two beads are on, you will need to pull the spanflex at both the front and rear to get the spanflex to lay straight. Make sure that you try and keep the spanflex lengths at the front and rear about equal.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 6

Step 6

Push the rear 3 beads back a little, leaving a gap. Make sure that the lengths of spanflex at both the front and rear are of equal lengths before continuing.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 7

Step 7

Push the front 3 beads hard towards the eye and catch in the thread just behind the third bead. Lay a piece of spanflex across the hookshank and make sure each length is equal. Now catch in with thread using figure of eight wraps. Make sure that the spanflex stays on the top of the hookshank.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 8

Step 8

Take some lengths of Wild UV and Phosphour Yellow Flash Attack and lay across the gap between the beads. Pull down hard on the thread which should cause the flash attack to flare up and again perform some figure of eight wraps so that the material is secured. Whip Finish and cast off the thread. (Ignore this step if you require a standard Beaded Apps Bloodworm).

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Step 9

Step 9

Trim the Flash Attack so that it leaves a neat wing.

Tying the Apps Beaded Bloodworm Completed Fly

Step 10

The final step is to create a tag at the end of the last bead. Push the last three beads towards the area of the wing and then catch in some Glo Brite Floss behind the last bead. Wind back and forth until a tapered tag is created , whip finish and cast off the thread. The final step is to coat the tag with superglue and then reverse the fly in the vice and apply a drop of superglue onto the thread base where the wing was tied in.

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