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Black Flash Leech

tied by navigator36
Fly Type: General Freshwater,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Central Canada,
Imitation: Leeches,
Material List:
Hook- Long shank streamer hook of your choice.
I like a 9575 Mustad Limerick.
Wing- Black marabou
Thread- Black 6/0 unithread
Body- Green or peacock Krystal Flash and red dubbing
at front( I use marabou)

Tying Instructions: Start by wrapping the body evenly with a thin layer
of black thread.

Then tie in three strands of Krystal Flash at the end and spin the strands together with a hackle plier.
Wind the Krystal Flash forwards to the front and tie off.

Before you do anything else, cement the Krystal flash body with a clear cement. Let dry for a bit.
If you haven't used Krystal hair for body ribbing before and cemented it, you will be surprised at how the brightness of it comes to life when varnish covers it. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Then tie in a small ball of red dubbing at the front before you tie on the black marabou wing.

Tie in a sparse amount of black marabou at the front, whip finish and cement. You're done.
Presentation Tips: I've used this fly with success on large and small
trout lakes.
Brookies, for some reason, seem to really like this one.
To my experience, it is best fished in long, steady pulls
in deeper water. The strike usually comes right after the pause.

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