Purple and Blue Egg Sucking Leech

Another nice video tutorial from Dustin.

This particular egg sucking leech pattern is a large one I tie on size 1 and larger offset shank hooks. The offset shank helps invert the hook to help reduce snags without the use of dumbbell eyes. I use egg-sucking leeches a lot on the north shore rivers of Minnesota when fishing for steelhead. I like using them because they essentially combine two different fly patterns – an egg pattern and a wooly bugger – which have been time-tested and proven to catch steelhead. Due to the fact that anglers fishing the lower stretches of the north shore rivers are limited to one hook, egg-sucking leeches prevent anglers from having to choose whether to tie on an egg pattern or wooly bugger.

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