This week I decided to take on the "Stip-A-Bou" leech pattern as shown by Pat Cohen on his YouTube page. I tied this pattern in black and olive with a double weed guard.
Gamakatsu B10S #2
Danville 210 black
Yellow painted dumbbell eyes
White/black grizzly rubber legs
Black over olive zonker strips.
Weed guard is 50# mono
|Attach dumbbell eyes as shown. This fly will ride hook point up. Double weed guard attached as well.|
|Zonker strip, and black maribou started with rubber legs separating the two colors of maribou.|
|Starting to look more like something.|
|After tying in weed guards up front, leave some tip to melt down and press into the thread. This will prevent slipping.|
|Last step is to trim the legs. I leave them attached to make finishing the fly easier.|
"Official" bath tub test.