Fly Tying Instruction Video: Tying a Tube lake Leech Trout Fly

Jay Nicholas shows how to tie a trout fly on a tube – featuring a simple lake leech fly. This fly style is very effective fished in lakes and many rivers and is often tied on a long shank hook.

Tied on a small classic tube by Pro Sportfisher, this style offers the option of fishing with a small short shank hook that will be easier on the fish in addition to being less prone to pulling free given the leverage of a long shank.

In addition to being easy on the fish, the fly should last a little longer, we hope, because it should slide up the leader and be away from the sharp fish teeth.

One possible feature of this fly tied on a tube is the likelihood that it will sink less than a traditional lake leech on a long shank hook. Using a slow sinking fly line and fishing over weed beds keep our flies in the trout zone instead of dragging up seaweed.

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Key materials of Brown Lake Leech Lake Tube Trout fly are noted as follows:

Thread – Veevus 6/0 or 10/0, black
Hook – Daiichi Short Shank Straight Eye D1640 #8/10
Mandrel – Small Pro Sportfisher Flexi Needle
Tube – Small Classic Pro Sportfisher Tube, black or clear
Hareline STS Trilobal Dub
Angora Goat
Copper Ice Dub

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