VIDEO: How To Tie The Egg-Sucking Leech

The egg-sucking leech, featured in Postfly’s January fly tying kit, was the first fly that I wanted to tie because it looked just so damn effective on winter and early springtime fish, no matter where you are in the country. Whether I first saw it in a fly fishing film or somewhere in the dusty corners of the tiny, lonely fly fishing section at my local bait shop, I don’t know, but once I saw it I couldn’t forget it.

The best part about that little anecdote is that I was right, this pattern has long become a staple in every flybox all around the country, whether you’re swinging flies for stubborn steelhead or ripping it through a seam in search of a hungry brown. Even better than a fly that’s so effective is one that’s also just as easy to tie.

Learn How To Tie The Egg-Sucking Leech With The Video Below:


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2 thoughts on “VIDEO: How To Tie The Egg-Sucking Leech

  1. Paul Padesky February 7, 2017 / 9:57 pm


    This is the first Postfly box I have received, and I’m having difficulty attaching the small spools of provided thread to my bobbin. Any suggestions, or is my bobbin design not made for these smaller spools?


    • Ben Duchesney February 8, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      It depends on what kind of bobbin you have, but we’re able to bend our bobbins enough to make the spools work. We’ve talked to our supplier though and we’re going to start putting full sized spools into the kits again as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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