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Egg Sucking Leech 4/14/2015

Egg Sucking Leech 

By Mike Nadeau

Hook - Mustad 9672 size 8
Egg - Hot Glue Stick - orange roe, salmon or red
Thread - Black 8/0 or 12/0
Tail - black marabou from Schlappen feather
Body - black Schlappen hackle
Hook - Mustad 9672 size 6 or 8
Egg - Hot Glue Stick - orange roe, salmon or red
Thread - Black 6/0
Tail - black marabou from Schlappen feather
Body - black Schlappen hackle

1. Form egg - Place hook in vise.  Apply hot glue just ahead of eye of hook.  Be sure glue is good and hot and move glue gun around hook to get round shape of egg.  Put glue gun down and rotate and tilt vise until you have the desired shape.  Place fly immediately in bowl of cold water (not chlorinated).  Hold just under water for at least 2 seconds before dropping fly into bowl.  
2. Cut marabou fibers from base of Schlappen feather and tie in as a tail about the same length as the shaft of the hook.  Wrap end of marabou clump up the hook to just below the eye as an underbody.
3. Trim Schlappen feather and tie in behind tail at bend of hook.  Wrap hackle up the shank densely.  It will be very long and webby and stick out.  Wrap the feather a little thicker up by the egg.  Add another piece if necessary.  The hackle will look too long and thick but when wet it will look thinner and will move well.  
4. Tie off hackle, bind ends down well and whipfinish.  This fly is very big and fluffy in your fly box.  To make it more manageable soak the fly in water, comb back with your fingers until the hackle lies down smoothly.  Wrap in plastic wrap and leave sit for awhile then unwrap and dry.

Variations - When the Schlappen hackle has been wrapped about half way up the hook tie it off and tie 2 strands of red Krystal Flash on each side of the hook to just about the end of the tail.  Tie the Schlappen on again and continue wrapping up to the egg
- Wrap 2 colours of Schlappen together, i.e. red and black for trout, blue and black or purple and black for steelhead

 
 

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