Articulated Egg Sucking Leech

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  1. Trevor

    Trevor New Member

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    This is the pattern that I tied for the Articulated swap. The weight in the middle at the hinge gives it great action when stripped.

    Please forgive the quality of the jpegs (particularly the colors). I was forced to use a flat scanner vice my digital camera. (The camera went for a swim with me and is OOC.)

    Picture 1: Ingredients:
    Waddington Shank (big)
    AJ #3 hook
    30# backing
    Tungsten bead
    Black cross cut rabbit
    black maribou
    Obnoxiously Flourecent Orange chenile (looks flat pink in the scan)
    red Saddle hackle
    flash

    Picture 2: The shank
    Take a shank, cut it in half, and bend it. The bend will allow you to hold it in the vise later.

    Picture 3: The Caboose
    On the hook:
    Head: Tungsten bead
    Tail: Maribou with 4 strands of flash
    Body: crosscut rabbit
    Collar/wing/whatever: 2 strands of flash each side

    On the shank:
    Tie in the 30# backing to the shank, loop the backing through the eye of the hook, around and back out the eye

    Not shown in pic:
    With a black Sharpie, I colored the last half inch of backing black (the rest will be under thread wraps.)

    Picture 4: Finished Caboose/Finished Fly
    Caboose Connection:
    The backing is pulled through until caboose is almost snug to the shank. Backing is tied down with TIGHT thread wraps the full length of the shank, trimmed, and super glued.

    The Shank:
    Body: Black crosscut rabbit
    Throat: 2 strands of flash each side
    Collar: red Saddle Hackle
    Head: Chenile

    Last step is to remove from vise, pull back rabbit hair on the front half and cut off excess (bent) part of shank.
     

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  2. Jeremy Husby

    Jeremy Husby Is there a Vahalla for fishermen?

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    Looks greats, these are killer flies for the bow population on the Skagit. Any thing that has some agression will take on these. I have seen some nice Sauk trophies caught on a Articulated Leechs.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, looks awesome!

    Dennis
     
  4. Trevor

    Trevor New Member

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    ok, here's a crappy low res pic taken on a webcam, but it shows the colors better.
     

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