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Hale Bopp Leech

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Over the past few weeks I've heard multiple references made to this pattern. I decided to check it out. From the pictures I could find online, it looks alot like a mohair leech except with a very scraggley dubbed body.

I like the look of the pattern but maybe I'm missing something. To those who use/tie this pattern, what is it about this pattern that sets it apart? Is it the dubbing blends? The long slender tail, or the undersized bead? What colors do you like? (typical black, olive and wine or something else.

I really like the seal bugger in black/red, olive and white for my non-descript leech pattern, but maybe I will tie some of these up and give them a shot.

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I'm partial to olive with a red glass bead. Black works well to. Both are go to searching patterns at Lone and Pass. Super easy to tie for a hack like me. I also experiment with the amount of dubbing used and tail length. The tail action is what makes the Hale Bop so killer.
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