May 24, 2013 1 min read
Hans Stephenson, Owner of Dakota Angler & Outfitter in Rapid City, South Dakota, ties his Hot Head Leech pattern, a consistent producer for big trout on everything from small streams to the North Platte or the Bighorn River. The tail is tied intentionally long to give more movement to the fly. The heavy tungsten bead at the front of this leech pattern helps the fly dive during a pause in the retrieve. This leech pattern is best fished when attached to the tippet with a no slip loop knot.
Hot Headed Leech Pattern Materials
Hook: Umpqua C900bl
Bead: Red Mettallic Plummetting Tungsten Bead
Thread: Veevus 8/0
Tail Flash: Flashabou
Hackle: Strung Saddle Hackle
Abdomen: Arizona Simi Seal Dubbing – Black Red
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