String/ hareball/ MOAL leech leech leech

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by sixfinger, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. sixfinger

    sixfinger Ryan Haseman

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    Okay, I've seen pictures of the string leech, hareball and MOAL leeches. They all look basically the same! Has anyone fished them all? Are there any big differences in how they move in the water?
     
  2. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    I've fished the string leeches and they have killer action in the water
     
  3. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    I fished the MOAL pattern from Northwest Fly Fishing magazine last December on the Methow and landed two nice steelhead. The fly has great movement and the rear stinger hook results in solid hookups. Black and Purple and Red and Orange will be in my Steelhead box from now on. Steve
     
  4. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    With the MOAL, what are you tying on. A shank? or dacron or what? They look sweet!
     
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    Ringlee.... you use superglue and a loop of dacron. Fast as hell to "tie", has great action, and catches lots of fish.

    Pete
     
  6. Randy Knapp

    Randy Knapp Active Member

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    Could you post the tying instructions for this fly. They do work great as I have landed a steelhead and several large dollies on them in black and purple.

    Randy
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Randy Knapp Active Member

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    Thanks for the link.

    Randy
     
  9. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    These must be a bugger to cast, I'm thinking it might take my ear off if the wind comes up? LOL

    Daryle
     

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