Egg-Sucking Leach

Fly Name
Hook 10-4
Thread black
Wings none
Tails Marabou
Body chenille
Hackle black

Egg-Sucking Leach

Egg-Sucking Leach

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in the marabou by making two loose wraps followed up with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Egg-Sucking Leach

Attach the body material with 3 to 5 tight wraps of thread. Continue to wrap thread around the body material from the base of the tail to the front end of the body. This makes an even under body foundation.

Egg-Sucking Leach

Select hackle for size and stiffness. Expose tip by gently stroking back fibers. Tie in by tip with two loose winds followed up with 3 to 5 tight winds. Convex side of hackle faces the fly's body

After the body is completed, evenly wrap hackle from tail base to forward end of body. If hackle is short or difficult to grasp use a hackle pliers, otherwise use your thumb and forefinger. Tie off hackle with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Either trim away excess or pull backwards and break stem off at windings.

Egg-Sucking Leach

Tie in orange chenille with 5 tight wraps. Evenly wind 2 turns and secure with 5 tight wraps. Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot.


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