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: Mini leech

Dble Haul
11-09-2002, 09:26 PM
Hook: Size 6-12 (here, a 3XL size 8)
Head: Bead
Thread: 6/0, color to match pattern
Tail: Marabou with a few stands of flash
Body: Any dubbing with some sparkle in it

Other popular colors include olive, maroon, and brown.

11-12-2002, 07:14 PM
look like a bugger w/o the hackle do they work well?

Dble Haul
11-13-2002, 08:18 AM
I never really considered it, but you're right....they are buggers without hackle. Funny how Kauffman's book doesn't point that out.....;)

FWIW, these flies work okay in stillwaters. But to be fair, I haven't fished with them too much so I can't give them an overwhelming thumbs up or thumbs down.

old man
11-13-2002, 11:24 AM
I tied some up that looked like them but I had Marabou for the tail. But they worked. Olive and black.

Edit:What I meant to say is that my tails were fuller.

Dble Haul
11-13-2002, 11:56 AM
Jim- The picture is a bit deceiving....when I took it, the marabou was still slicked down and wet from when I tied the flies. I do this when tying in marabou to keep it manageable. When dry, the tails are quite full.

Glad to hear that they worked. :)