Beginner’s Fly Tying Session: November 2017

by Jon Thames

a furled leech fly
The furled leech

The beginner’s fly tying session will be held on November 13 at 7 p.m. in room 108 at Trinity United Methodist Church. This month’s session will be led by Don Fine. The pattern chosen is the furled leech.

Both now and through the winter months, trout and bass are looking for food with a lot of calories. Tying the furled leech incorporates the use of a dubbing loop to create a heavily hackled body on the fly. The bead head provides both an attractant to the fly, as well as some weight at the front of the fly, thus imparting an undulating behavior to the fly when slowly stripped across current and in return to the fly fisher.