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Little Estuary Leech, Fluorescent Red

Name Little Estuary Leech, Fluorescent Red
Category Chum Salmon
Hook Gamakatsu Octopus, or Salt Water Hook, Size 1
Tail Lime Crystal Flash
Body Lime Crystal Flash Wrapped Forward Around Hook
Throat Strands of Red Marabou
Wing Fluorescent Red Zonker Strip, About 1.5 Times the Hook Length, Tied in Before Head
Head About Three Turns of Chartreuse Chenille


This is another of the Leech patterns that I tie for the chums at Kennedy Creek, the South Puget Sound tidal creek. I tie this in smaller sizes to get a better float in shallow water when the tide is out. This fly has been very productive, drifted into shallow water where the salmon are holding. I also tie this in Chartreuse.




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