A number of species of fish–salmon, steelhead, trout, and extra–might be spawning from fall by way of spring, so it pays to have egg patterns in your fly field. Right here’s a cool sample by western Pennsylvania fly tier Jeff Blood. Right here’s a full episode of The New Fly Fisher by which Blood describes how he got here up with the Blood Dot Egg and the way he fishes it for Nice Lakes steelhead:
On this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you thru the method of tying the Blood Dot Egg, which is fairly darn easy. It’s nothing greater than three small loops of McFly Foam, together with a sizzling spot created with the identical materials. As typical, Tim has a tip for making an excellent sample carry out even higher, too.
Jeff Blood’s Blood-Dot Egg
Hook: 2X-heavy, 2X-short scud/emerger hook (right here, a Lightning Strike SE3), sizes Eight-12.
Thread: White, 6/zero or 140-denier.
Physique: Gentle orange McFly Foam.
Blood spot: Darkish orange McFly Foam.
Adhesive: Skinny UV-cure resin.