This Leech Pattern was developed by Mike Kruse of the Missouri Department of Conservation. This particular version was developed at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc. Shop and is distinguished by a specific mohair color developed by Tommy. The mohair yarn for this pattern can only be purchased at the shop. Stop by and pick up a pack of the yarn. It has proven to be effective on any water for trout (Might even catch a smallmouth).
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|Hook:||3X Long Size 12 - 8|
|Thread:||Light Cahill 8/0|
|Weight:||Lead wire to hook size.|
|Body:||Blonde Mohair Leech Yarn||Tail:||Ginger Marabou|
- Mount the hook in the vise and make lead wire wraps down the shank to a point above the point.
- Start the thread behind the wire on the shank. Make several wraps of thread over the lead wire up and down the shank. Applying super glue is optional, but can be applied to increase the durability of the fly.
- Prepare a clump of marabou and attach it to the shank behind the lead wire. The tail should be the length of the shank.
- With the thread behind the eye, tie in the mohair on top of the wire and continue securing the mohair down the shank to a point on the shank above the barb. Return the thread to a point behind the eye.
- Lift the mohair perpendicular to the hook shank and pull mohair fibers away from the main core. Hold the fibers towards the bend as you wrap the mohair forward. Try to not trap the mohair fibers under the core.
- Tie off the mohair behind the hook eye.
- Whip-finish and apply head cement.
T. Hargrove Fly Fishing Inc,
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
Phone - 314.968.4223
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