Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fly of the Month: Blood Dot Egg

At the May fly tying session, Dan Fromme led the group of 11 tiers in tying the Blood Dot Egg Fly. The name "Blood Dot" could be used to describe the red dot on top the pattern, but it's actually the name of  it's creator, Jeff Blood. Blood is a well-known steelhead guru from Pennsylvania who 30 years ago observed that steelhead eggs had a distinct orange marking on one side. While the pattern was created for steelhead, it's been exceptionally good for all species of trout.

There are a couple of variations to tying this fly, but here's a video on the technique Dan used (and which doesn't require a special tool).