DDH Leech (Diamond Dub Holographic)

The first time I tried out this minnow / leech pattern (I’ve never seen a leech with eyes so big ) I ended up losing 5 of them to hungry pike. This is a pattern designed by Manitoba’s Stu Thompson and I’ve found it to be quite effective for hunting pike. Next up for this pattern will be bass, I don’t think that they will pass up this hybrid minneech, or is that lennow? Diamond Dubbing is pretty nice stuff to work with and I’ve found it useful on a number of flies including several nymphs and dries.

Here is an article Phil Rowley did up of the fly a while back and a new video that just appeared on You-tube earlier this week.

The DDH (Diamond Dub Holographic) Leech Created by Stu Thompson – Article by Phil Rowley



A Generic Bunny Spey-ish pattern

Two weekends ago, I spent the weekend tying flies in the Flyangler.ca and flyfishcalgary.com booth at the Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition. I had a pile of rabbit and some streamer hooks, donated by Superfly, so myself and a few other tyers whipped off a large box of flies to give away. (I’ll post this bit somewhere down the road) Anyhow, To fill this huge box, we opted to tie a few “larger” flies and so put the rabbit to good use. Here is the rough idea I used for a good portion of the flies I tied. it just so happens that the good folks at Double Fisted use the same pattern. I’m thinking bull trout or pike for the first shot. 🙂

 Pattern From the Bunny Ranch – Click for the recipe

Generic Bunny Spey


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