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Leech Streamer Fishing Flies

Updated on September 2, 2014
Olive Leech Streamers
Olive Leech Streamers

Leech Streamers come in a wide range of colors and sizes and are typically used to imitate leeches, baitfish, and crawfish.

It is an effective fishing fly for Bass, Sunfish/Bluegill, and Trout. Consider this pattern a "must have" fishing fly for fishermen.

To assist others in using/fishing Leech Streamers, the sections below provide a brief summary of:

  • "Suggestions On Fishing With Leech Streamers"
  • "Tying a Leech Streamer"

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Black Leech Streamer
Black Leech Streamer

Suggestions On Fishing With Leech Streamers

A few suggestions when fishing Leech Streamers:

  • Use short pulls and a fast retrieve to imitate fleeing baitfish. Use longer pulls and a pause between each to imitate crawfish.
  • Use a strike indicator and a dead drift to imitate leeches. On occasion twitch your flyline to "liven" the offering.
  • For Bass, use fishing flies ranging from Size #10 to Size #4. Larger sizes tend to "deaden the action" of the fly.
  • For Trout and Bluegill/Sunfish, fishing flies in Sizes #12 to #8 are consistent producers.
  • Carry colors in Brown, Black, and Olive. And, match the hatch to the situation.

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Tying a Leech Streamer

Leech Streamers are tied with the following materials:

  • Streamer Hook (Sizes #12 to #4)
  • Dacron Thread (6/0)
  • Zonker Rabbit Strip (3" to 6")
  • Bead Head (Optional)

See slide show for step-by-step instructions for tying a Leech Streamer.

Do Leech Streamers Work For You?

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      hbng84 2 years ago

      Although it's the heat of the summer, do keep Leech Streamers in mind when targeting warm water fish like Bass!