Balanced Leech

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Phil Rowley's Balanced Leech

Hook: Daiichi 4640, 4647 or 4660 Up-eye jig hook #8-#10
Bead: Gold Tungsten, mounted on a Straight or Sequin pin and secured to the hook shank
Thread 8/0 Black
Tail: Marabou or Rabbit Fur mixed with a few strands of Pearl or UV Pearl Flashabou
Rib: Fine red wire
Body: Arizona Simi Seal, Black/Red or Black/Blue

Tying Notes: Vary the body and tail colours. Personal favourites include: Claret, Burnt Orange (tail) and Olive, Black/Blue, Dark Olive, Canadian Black, Canadian Brown and Brown. You can also use crystal chenille for the body as well.

Pyramid Lake Balanced Leech

Hook: Umpqua 60 degree jig hook #4-#8
Bead: Tungsten (3.8mm - 4.6mm various colours) with Bug Band in matching size, mounted on a Straight or Sequin pin and secured to the hook shank
Thread UTC 140 or larger and colour to match chenille
Tail: Marabou
Body: Flashy Chenille

Detailed tying instructions for both patterns: