Posts Tagged ‘Leeches

07
Sep
12

Leeches: Far & Wide

Leeches are often considered a staple for stillwater fly fishers. How often we actually see leeches is interesting to contemplate.  Other than in B.C. lakes, I have not seen leeches in the shoreline muck and detritus of the lakes I fish, yet I (you?) profess to imitate them all the time. I think it is more of a regional thing, I am sure I spend little enough time really looking. 

But, hey, should you actually find some and contemplate collecting them, here is an interesting few things to consider about leeches at The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things. Some creepy things at this site. Don’t blame me.

08
Jul
08

Leech Lust Reconsidered…

 

 

In October 2006, Jeff Morgan wrote a very thought provoking newsletter on Westfly~Oregon re his extensive findings on Leeches’ place in the trout’s diet. He challenges our use of sizes, weighting locations, colors and presentations. This is a very interesting article and at a minimum it makes me affirm the following: tie more multicolored mini leeches and don’t jonly use long strips when imitating leeches. I wonder when we use Buggers and utilize longer, fast strips if we are not imitating baitfish rather than leeches, but don’t always realize that is what we are doing. Check out the article a page or so down into the newsletter. Check out Westfly for great NW US info on all facets of flyfishing and tying.  Jeff was a very creative and refreshing force while at Westfly. He now teaches at a Mid-West university.      

http://www.westfly.com/feature-article/0610/morgan.pdf

08
Jul
08

‘Vladi Worm Replaces the San Juan Worm’ (at least it should)

I am reposting ‘The Vladi Worm’/’Pink Condom Worm’ because it has been buried in the old archives to some degree and I note recent B.C. traffic and want to share it with them as a stream/river option, if they are not already aware of it. The catch, find the color options in condoms or some other latex option. I would want to experiment in not only the pink but perhaps a lighter green. The link has an excellent attachment on how to construct the ‘worm’. I have not been able to try this yet so interested in how it is to tie and fish. But, it looks great, I am sure you agree, and a darn site better looking than the San Juan Worm, albeit longer to tie. Let me know! An earlier gentleman in a prior post, commented upon I believe Crown Condoms providing the right color. Perhaps someone will have to venture into the porn shop to query ‘do you have pink condoms, or green, a lighter green?’ Blank stare.       

https://swittersb.wordpress.com/2008/04/22/pink-condoms-the-vladi-worm/

https://swittersb.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/leech-lust-reconsideredjeff-morgan-westfly/

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