Egg Sucking Leech Fly Pattern

Egg Sucking Leech Fly Pattern

Egg Sucking Leech Fly Pattern

Egg Sucking Leech Fly Pattern

Hook – streamer or steelhead/salmon hook
Size – #6-#10
Thread – Black 6/0
Weight – optional lead dumb-bell eyes
Tail – black marabou or rabbit strip
Body – black chenille (medium or ultra) or crosscut rabbit strip wrapped as a body
Head – orange or chartreuse chenille (medium or larger)
Hackle – black saddle palmered

Comment – One of the most effective flies to use for steelhead during the spawn. Seems to be everyone’s favorite steelhead/salmon pattern, originating in Alaska for carnivorous rainbows. Great for bedding fish. Go down to the Tippy and look in everyone’s fly box – the Egg Sucking Leech will be one of the most popular. The uglier the better. Thanks to Rickey Drager and Robert Kovich for these flies.

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