The change of season has taken its toll. When the kids got sick I knew it was just a matter of time and I'd also catch a cold. Before it nailed me though I ventured out selectively with the boys to nearby farm dams, 1st just with Ilan, and later with Dieter as well as [...]
According to my knowledge, in fishing terms 'bloodworm' may refer to three different things: 1) Red midge larvae, 2) reddish coloured freshwater annelids (aquatic oligochaetes that are the freshwater analogs of terrestrial earthworms) including tubifex worms (sold as 'bloodworm' in frozen blocks to feed aquarium fish), and then 3) the well known marine bloodworm (a [...]
I hate tying big saltwater worm flies. Hate it. Wool, zonker, whatever. They wrap, cast like crap and never look realistic. I tried to mould some using ribbon and silicon and then eventually thought if I do that I might as well buy some and rig them. Like a real purist. The result.