How to Tie a Balanced Leech Fly Pattern

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How to Tie a Balanced Leech Fly Pattern

Hanging a balanced leech under a strike indicator is one of our favourite ways to target Rainbow and Brook trout when out on the lakes. The horizontal presentation of this fly and the movement in the materials, combined with the wave action on my strike indicator, make this an irresistible meal for any fish that happens to cross its path.

This technique is not limited to our interior Stillwaters. It can be used on any lake and other species such as Bass and Cutthroat can be fooled by it as well. If you haven't tried it, it’s definitely a technique that is worth adding to the arsenal!

Balanced Leech

Hook: Ahrex FW555 Mini Jig hook, Size 10
Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, Wine
Bead: Wapsi Tungsten Bead, 5/32” Gold (I used a finishing nail to fix the bead on to)
Tail: Hairline Grizzly Marabou, Brown
Tail Accent: Krystal flash, Pearl
Body: Arizona Simi Seal, Bloody Leech

All of the materials used to tie this fly are available for purchase in our online store. If you have any questions or would like to order some flies, please give us a call at 604-931-5044 or email us at

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1 comment

  • by Norm Neiderer

    I’ve tied this fly and it’s a killer fly, one of my go-to fly.

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