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Teeny Egg Sucking Leech 

Name Teeny Egg Sucking Leech
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook 2-12 Jim Teeny Custom Fly Hooks (Eagle Claw)
Thread Blue (My Choice)
Tail Pheasant Tail Fibers, Long (I added a bit of flash for off-colored water)
Body Pheasant Tail Fibers tied in at the butt ends and wrapped forward
Underwing Pheasant Tail Fiber tips tied off after the body is wrapped and pulled under

Believe it or not, this Jim Teeny fly was probably my second highest producer this fall, taking several nice Kings in the Nisqually tidewater.  The original pattern, may not call for it, but I added a little bit of sparkle to the tail due to the slightly off-color conditions in the the Nisqually, a glacial river.  Jim Teeny says that he designed this fly as an alternative fly to the bulkier patterns and it has proven to be very effective in low clear water. The Nisqually ran quite low for most of the late summer and fall due to lack of rain, and is probably the reason this fly was so successful for me.



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