Howell’s Starlite Leech is not just another of those run-of-the-mill leech imitations. This sultry pattern is the real deal for targeting big aggressive trout and salmon. The Starlite Leech takes all the key features from traditional bugger patterns and puts a new twist on things to keep the fish happy.
Black, Purple and Olive Starlite Leechs are the staple flies for early season trout and steelhead fishing. As the water warms during the long summer months Brown and Tan colored patterns work equally well. When the leaves fall purple, pink and black will rouse salmon and steelies from there hiding spots.
Trout, Salmon and Steelhead are predatory fish that are triggered to strike by certain types of prey movements. These predators like prey that act alive, injured or disoriented. Imparting these types of characteristics to your fly by stripping in the line irregularly will most certainly attract attention and takes from fish, but hooking into them is up to you.
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|Products for this fly:|
|||Tiemco TMC 700 Hooks|
|||Danville Thread, Pre-waxed 6/0|
|||Spirit River Real Eyes|
|||Rabbit, Zonker Strips (Natural)|
|||Hareline Economy Dyed Saddle Patches|
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