UV Worm Pattern

The UV worm is a very simple pattern to tie but very effective at times.It has taken plenty of fish in river/stream and still-water situations for myself and clients over the past few seasons, when other "go to " flies have been snubbed !

It is very effectice when river levels are higher and the water is coloured.

Fished as a dropper fly attached to a heavier Tungsten Beaded nymph or tied slightly weighted with a few wraps of lead and fished under an indicator it is a winner.

 

The real deal.

I tie them in sizes #10 -#18 the body is mini UV Pearl red braid which is wrapped around the grubber style hook and tied in, then covered in a UV lacquer that sets hard and gives it that little xtra bling !

The larger pattern is mainly used on larger rivers and streams and the smaller sizes fished under dry flies or indicators to fish cruising on the muddier flats or lake margins that are feeding on midge.

 

 A lake edge cruiser that ate a small UV bloodworm that was suspended under a small dry.

A lake edge cruiser that ate a small UV bloodworm that was suspended under a small dry.

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Brett with a solid brown that was feeding just on the edge of the stream where the water was clearest,well weighted UV bloodworms fished under a dry produced several nice fish today.

 

Solid bend in the A4 6wt

Again another early season fish that couldnt resist the UV bloodworm .

Bretts second fish from the same runon the tungsten beaded UV worm.