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Young and Good Ol’ Boys

Are old men just aging, overgrown boys? After all, disrobed, many of us do resemble (and act like, some say) enormous roly-poly babies after we retire and lose our hair.


Here's one perspective.


This week’s fly is another for deep, cold fishing in early spring. You know, the kind usually left to younger anglers. Rabbit fur is soft and wavy in the water, much like a leech swimming. An optional gold or black bead head can be added for a little weight and flash. Simple but effective!


Stillwater Leech

Thread:                Black

Hook:                   River Magic 4XL Streamer Hook – Size 4

Body:                   Black chenille

Tail & Wing:        Leech colored rabbit strip,

tied to hook shank  at tail and head positions

Head:                   Bead optional. Black thread finished with 2 coats of head cement.


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