Egg Sucking Leech

Egg Sucking Leech

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Notes: There's an unwritten rule among fly fishers that egg patterns are just like fishing with bait. Why eggs are any different than an insect food source is beyond my pay grade but egg patterns are frowned upon. Enter the Egg Sucking Leech. We all know that the obsequious Woolly Bugger that Russell Blessing designed in 1967 is a top ten pattern but when Will Bauer of McBauer's Fly Shop in Anchorage, AK put a chenille egg on it's nose in 1984, it became something else....an egg sucking leech.

Originally used for Salmon and Steelhead, this pattern has found a home within the Sierra as a trout streamer. I doubt that anyone has actually seen an egg sucking leech before, including the trout, but the brightly colored wad of chenille on the nose of a Wooly Bugger is a great trigger mechanism and you can't frown on the effectiveness of this pattern.

 

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Egg Sucking Leech Black
Egg Sucking Leech Black


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Egg Sucking Leech Brown
Egg Sucking Leech Brown


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