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Egg Sucking Leech Fly Tying Video

Peter DeBoer ties a classic Wooly Bugger variation in the Egg Sucking Leech. This is a fly that gets frequent use for Great Lakes steelhead and salmon. It works well as a bass fly as well.


Egg Sucking Leech Materials

Hook 1) Daiichi 2220 Streamer Hook - Size 4
2) Daiichi 2461 Streamer Hook
The Daiichi 2220 - used in the video - is a traditional streamer hook that would be a good pick for any of your standard streamer flies like Zonkers, bucktail streamers or feather wing streamers. Try the 2461 hook for muskies or smallmouth bass.
Thread 1) 3/0 Uni Thread - Black and Pink
2) Lead Free Wire (Optional)
Use black thread on the body and pink thread on the head of the fly. You can also use lead free wire when starting the body to add weight to the fly.
Body 1) Hareline Marabou Blood Quills
2) Hareline Wooly Bugger Saddle Hackle
3) Trilobal Antron Chenile - Black and Pink
Black is the most common option when tying an Egg Sucking Leech, but darker colors like brown and even purple are often effective. Be sure to tie in the saddle before tying in the chenille. Use pink thread to tie in the pink chenille.
Head Cement Hard as Hull Cement Just a good glue with a convenient applicator brush.