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Bunny Leech – Barry White NLFT

The Northern Lights Fly tyers out of Edmonton, Alberta are now posting up some of the videos from their weekly meetings. This is great news for me especially as I used to be a member when I lived there. Barry White is a guide on the Bow River and also the best Santa Claus I have ever seen in person. In this video, Barry ties up a simple leech pattern and explains the use of zonkers and cross-cut rabbit. this is essentially the same way to create a flesh fly, just swap out the olive for pink, cream, peach, flame… you get it. Looking forward to seeing a ton more videos from the club



Articulated Gartside Leech

Another fly from the vise of Aaron Caldwell with his take on the classic Jack Gartside Leech. The fly is tied with a Waddington shank, a method not often used, with an articulated hook. There is a great tip in this video on avoiding impromptu piercings that should come in handy. I’m thinking that this one may be a great pattern for some local bass and trout. Can’t wait to try a couple.

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