Leech Patterns

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  1. tsieck1

    tsieck1 New Member

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    I have seen alot of posts for Lenore and RFC talking about leeche flies. Upon doing some research there are alot of different types and sizes to these flies. I have been tying for about a year now and am going to fish both of these places in April. Can someone suggest what type of leech pattern to tie and size. Thanks in advance for replies.

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    bballbilly New Member

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    I have had success both places with bunny leeches of various sizes and colors.
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    a really really big fish would rather eat a really really big leech than your average 2-3 inch wooley bugger.

    Marabou or bunny strips wrapped around a 2/0 double xlong hook.;-)
     
  4. Flip

    Flip The dumb kid

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    andy you talking about those 7 inch monstrosities you showed me????????????????????

    tom
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    With everybody talking about how big can you go with leeches. I would try a thin mint leech. It is a sparsley tied leech. And they do work.

    Jim
     
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    gold bead head
    olive body/with black accents,,,some silver or gold highlighted tail sparkle
    size 4 to 6
    fish with ST III.

    at main body of lake work your way to and back from the island (rock)...behind the rocks travel parrallel at a good clip.
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    sssshhhh.... no, what 7 inch leeches????;-)
     
  8. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    I have done pretty well with this pattern in black and black/red, and a similar variant where black mohair and red Angel Hair are blended and dubbed on. One can also use black antron or seal-substitute dubbing.

    http://www.littlefort.com/bloodleech.html
     

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