November 25, 2020

Egg Sucking Leech Fly Tying

Ingredients
• Body : fine/medium black chenille
• Tail : Black Marabou
• Egg : fine/medium red or pink chenille
• Hackle : black saddle hackle

Instructions
Start first by tying in the tail. Select a section of marabou that is about the length of the hook. Tie in where the hook shank meets the bend. Then move thread to a position about 1/3 the length of the hook from the eye. Select a section of black chenille between 6 and 8 inches long. Tie in with a few loops and then wind chenille down to the tail and then back up again finishing in the same place that you started. Select a medium to long hackle fiber and tie in where at that same place. Wind thread down to tail with 3 or 4 loops, and then wind hackle down to tail and tie in. Finish by cinching with the whip-finisher. To tie in the egg, select a length of pink or red chenille about 3 or 4 inches long. With pink or red thread, tie in with a few soft loops about halfway between the body and eye of the hook. Wind chenille to body and then back to the eye. Tie in and cinch.

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