Published Mar 10. 2017 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Mar 11. 2017

Double Tail Leech

I've always seen black streamers as leech patterns, however many of them are narrow and tall or just plain fat all the way around. I tried to solve this problem by using a double tail zonker strip and connecting them together to get a wider, but yet still flat fly, much like a leech really is. It seemed to work great, and the fish love it too! It swims more like a leech, with an up and down motion, rather than side to side. The fly all around is a hit for my local river, and I am sure others will be able to use it in their rivers as well. This also could work great in lakes for bass and other fish that eat leeches.

Hook: Umpqua U301 - Size 10
Thread: UTC 70 - Black
Weight: Lead wrap and 5mm gold cone head
Tail: Pine Squirrel - Black
Body Wrap: Holographic Flashabou - Black
Head: Pine Squirrel - Black
Tail wrap: UTC Wire - small, dark


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