Published Dec 1. 2011 - 10 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 28. 2020

Egg Sucking Leech

Tying an Egg Sucking Leech with Jim Misiura. This is a popular patern where spawning fish are. The use of the Pom Pom makes this an easier pattern to tie. The weight put the fly to the bottom where the fish are feeding.

Martin Joergensen


Egg sucking leach....

Jim, you are one of the best fly tyers that I enjoy watching. I like the leach pattern, but do not have bird fur. I use maraboo feathers instead. I like to keep a slightly shorter tail; so that I don't get short strikes. I usually fish for hatchery trout and they seem to like any type of wooley bugger, especially black. I also like to keep my hackle long and close to the chenille body so that it moves, but does not stick out; sort of like a wet fly type of longer hackle. It works for me. I think you are a great instructor. My suggestion is that you also tell tyers that they can subtitute materials that they have in their tying table, like maraboo instead of bird fur. I am not familiar with bird fur. Keep up the excellent work, I enjoy watching all of your videos and you provide and excellent service to all of us amateurs. Thanks again. Dominick


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