Someone once said 'there's a lot more 1" leeches in any given lake than there are 4" ones'. This little pattern has proved to be the most productive leech I've ever tried, probably because it resembles most closely the leeches most fish are likely to see. It looks pretty goofy dry but when wet and stripped slowly, it looks a lot more leech-like. While it seems to work best in black, brown, seal and dark olive color also work well.
Hook: size 12 2X streamer hook
Thread: black 8/0
Weight: shank-diameter lead wire, 8 wraps
Tail: black marabou tips
Rib: small gold wire
Body: 3-4 peacock herls, twisted together into a noodle with gold wire and tying thread and then wrapped forward
Hackle: remainder of black mini marabou feather, palmered forward from end of body 3-4 wraps, tied off in a neat thread head.
I agree Kent, There are allot more smaller leaches in a lake than larger ones.
And thy're not all big , fat nad juicy. I've gooten more fish on smaller leaches that are slender. This fly looks good! I'd love to see one in Olive and black.