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Old 09-30-2014, 05:18 PM
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Default New leech pattern (at least for me)

Been working on some warm water flies for smallies and I've hit on one that at least looks good to me.

Not sure if trout will go for it but looks nice and slimy (and delicious) when wet:




This is a size 4 for bass, and all I had was rusty orange, but thinking black on a size 12 hook may be a winner for trout.

Basically tied some sculpin wool on for a tail then dubbed more of the same for the body and brushed out/slicked back.

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Old 10-03-2014, 05:27 PM
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Hey Slider,

I think that pattern looks awesome. I would tie it in black too. I fish for smallmouth bass almost exclusively these days. I'm going to tie some of those. You might also consider using a jig hook and weight the shank with lead. That works pretty well for me with Wooly Buggers and the hook rides up.

Someone was asking me about a leech pattern this week.

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Old 10-04-2014, 03:41 PM
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Looks like a winner to me. I like Capt Byron's idea of the jig hooks. I have been experimenting with the new jig hooks and slotted bead heads. They let me skip adding lead to the hook shank. Which is helpful if you are tying smaller flies or want to keep the profile slimmer.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:40 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll try th jig hook.

I also posted on Alabam River Fishing and one of those those guys said it looks like a simi seal leech, so I Googled that and sure nuff, looks very much like one. I think the sculpin wool may be cheaper and makes a good looking fly.

Byron, I also fish for smallies almost exclusively. That's all I target locally (NW AL) but it's hard to keep the rock bass off.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:17 AM
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Rabbit strips work really well for leeches.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:03 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll try th jig hook.

I also posted on Alabam River Fishing and one of those those guys said it looks like a simi seal leech, so I Googled that and sure nuff, looks very much like one. I think the sculpin wool may be cheaper and makes a good looking fly.

If you get a chance, try the Simi Seal material sometime. I love it and tie a ton of Simi Seal leeches, particularly for use on panfish in local ponds and lakes. In the small sizes a bh Simi Seal Leech is tough to beat for bluegill and crappie.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:04 AM
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yep! that was me on the Alabama board i should add that the bling leech is also another good one! simi seal and dubbing in general has become a favorite for lots of my streamer patterns!
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