Bead Head Leech

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Bead Head Leech, Black Bead Head Mini Leech, Black
Bead Head Leech, Maroon Bead Head Mini Leech, Olive
Bead Head Leech, Olive Bead Head Mini Leech, Wine
Idyl's Red Head Leech  
There are many "wormy" looking creatures that live in aquatic environments. Most lakes and weedy streams have dense populations of leeches and aquatic worms. During much of the time they are buried in the substrate or bottom vegetation. However during low light conditions they often forage about where they are exposed to patrolling game fish. Trout and bass seek out these tender morsels and eat them like candy. This is especially true early in the spring before weeds start to grow. Leeches are your most important early season lake flies. If the water temperature is cold, they are most effective when fished slowly along the bottom with a sinking fly line. Swimming leaches are flat and elongated. They swim with an undulating, almost ribbon-like motion.  Bachmann's Marabou Leech is designed to mimic this action. It's flat and has a black bead head that gives it a distinct swimming-leach action. Don't head to your lake without some.

Bead Head Leech, Black
If you only had one size and color for your earliest season fishing, make it a black size six. This fly catches fish. It is worthwhile having the Black Bead Head Leech in all of the sizes. Sometimes trout display a preference for a certain size. Like everything else, leeches start out small and grow bigger.
Bachmann's Bead Head Flat Leech
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22033 Bead Head Leech, Black 8 3 for $6.75

Bead Head Leech, Maroon
Commonly referred to as a blood leech, patterns that are maroon in color are very effective in many lakes.
Bachmann's Bead Head Flat Leech
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9042-08 Bead Head Leech, Maroon 8 3 for $6.75

Bead Head Leech, Olive
Some leeches are olive colored, this probably helps them blend in with aquatic vegetation. It is well known that a wiggly fly that is an inch long and green is a high percentage searching fly in most desert lakes early in the spring.
Bachmann's Bead Head Flat Leech
Item Description Size Price To Top
22039 Bead Head Leech, Olive 8 3 for $6.75

Bead Head Mini Leech, Black
Item Description Size Price To Top
10BS075BK Bead Head Mini Leech, Black 10 3 for $6.75

Bead Head Mini Leech, Olive
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10BS075OL Bead Head Mini Leech, Olive 8 3 for $6.75
10BS075OL Bead Head Mini Leech, Olive 10 3 for $6.75

Bead Head Mini Leech, Wine
Item Description Size Price To Top
10BS075WN Bead Head Mini Leech, Wine 10 3 for $6.75

Idyl's Red Head Leech
There is no arguing the success of long skinny wormy looking things when fishing in lakes. This fly fishes most of the year, but is often at its best when crawled the bottom with a very slow hand-twist retrieve.
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BST0257 Idyl's Red Head Leech 8 3 for $5.85

The key to success is "understanding".  You can never know enough.
Understanding the organisms that trout feed on is one of the keys to catching trout.
The Hatch Guide For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer 
is great reference material for the trout fisher.
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