How to tie a trailer hook on a string leech fly pattern

In this video, Jay Nicholas shows you two ways to tie a trailing hook on a leech pattern. In the first segment, Jay demonstrates his MOAL leech strategy, and in the second section he shows you how he prepares hooks for his version of the intruder. If you struggle with string leeches, or are daunted by big winter steelhead patterns with trailer hooks, this video is for you.

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3 Responses to How to tie a trailer hook on a string leech fly pattern

  1. Eric says:

    Thanks for that, simple but helpful.
    Don’t suppose you’ll be posting a full video of a MOAL Leech tie? They don’t really seem too complicated, but having not tried one yet a video would be a great help.

  2. jay nicholas says:

    Eric: Yessssssss! Stay tuned, we have more videos in the Que, and one is on a nifty simple way of tying a MOAL Leech.


  3. Kevin says:


    Just wanted to say your videos are great and very helpful. From a native Bendite Oregonian that loves to fish and most of all just driffting down the river with great family and friends.

    Fish on

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