“Balanced” patterns characteristic some further weight past the hook eye, to balance-out the burden of the hook, making a sample that hangs horizontally within the water, like an actual baitfish or leech. Check out this great video featuring Canadian stillwater legend Phil Rowley, who explains the concept and how efficient these patterns could be. On this video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions walks you thru the steps for tying a balanced-leech model of a Squirmy Wormy. (He teaches you to tie the unique here.) The sample makes use of a comparatively new materials that provides a monofilament core to the squirmy materials. Tim claims that the Dynamite Balanced Leech has already proven its mettle on his native trout streams, and it’s absolutely a killer stillwater sample, as nicely.

          Dynamite Balanced Leech
 Fulling Mill 5125, sizes 12-16.
          Thread: Pink, 70-denier or 8/0.
          Bead base: Berkley Trilene Massive Recreation monofilament, 60-pound-test.
          Bead: Black nickel tungsten bead, 7/64-inch.
          Adhesive #1: Superglue (right here, Fly Tyer’s Z-Ment).
          Tail: Scarlett>Fire TyeSticks Squirmy Wormy Material.
          Adhesive #2: Superglue (right here, Fly Tyer’s Z-Ment).
          Physique: Pink Australian Possum Dubbing.
          Adhesive: Head cement (right here, Sally Hansen Laborious-As-Nails).
          Instruments: Lighter, whip-finish instrument, and dubbing brush.


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