String Leeches ....

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Tinca1013, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Tinca1013 New Member

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    Liverpool England UK
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    Hi All
    I live in Liverpool England UK (Home of the Beatles)
    I wonder if anyone on here knows where I can purchase any String Leeches--I need somewhere that would ship them to the UK? Although I could have them sent to my friend in Massachusetts and collect them next time I'm over in the US
    I was given one by a guy I met some time ago and unfortunately lost it bawling: and can't find anywhere here in England that sell them :(
    I had quite a lot of success using it.
    I fish smallish lakes and reservoirs here ,but have not got around to tying my own flies/lures yet
    I am going to join a fly tying guild and hopefully will soon be tying my own
  2. Charlie S Confrimed Reprobate

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    Ukiah, CA but moving to Spokane
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    Go to and do a search for string leeches. They carry them in a limited number of colors/size.
  3. Tinca1013 New Member

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    Liverpool England UK
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    Thanks for that ...
    Surely there must be somewhere else that sell them --or does everyone tie their own ??

    Anyone know any instructional sites for tying them ?
  4. Craig Hardt aka Nagasaurus

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    Lynnwood, WA
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    This seller on eBay has some and will ship worldwide.

    And here is one version with instructions from a post on this forum. There are other types that wrap the rabbit strip around the string as well.
  5. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    the uinta's
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    if i still lived in england i would tie some up for ya.
  6. g_smolt Recreational User

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    58°19'59 N, 134°29'49 W
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    What size(s) are you looking for?

    Straight bunny, or bunny/flash, or w/gizmos?


    Zonker strip, or Crosscut?

    I do a passable leech, and if you pay for materials and a little time, I could probably find it in my heart to do a few more.
  7. Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    Somewhere you don't know about, WA
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    G smolt,
    That looks like a sweet fly! I might have to tie some up.