Published Dec 18. 2015 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 27. 2018

Mayer's Mini Leech

There are many leech patterns out there, yet this one may be the fastest I've ever tied; thanks to Landon Mayer for creating this simple yet effective pattern! This pattern is a variation of his original, being that I have modified it slightly for carp...but don't forget that Landon recommends tying this in smaller sizes for trout. More is discussed about the pattern following the tying, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it as well. This is part of my "Two Minute Tying" series, and it's a great fly that can be tied quickly and easily at the vise.

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Good stuff...

Great little fly, a lot of the ponds here in Maine have healthy leech populations, after ice out on the native Brooke ponds they are easy forage, simple and effective.


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