Leeches & Woolly Buggers

Leeches have worldwide distribution and are a favorite trout food. For any angler exploring a lake for the first time, leeches are a great place to start. From the summer light to the summer doldrums, leeches are an all-day, year-round food source. Leeches and Woolly Buggers are a basic pattern in any stillwater fly box.

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Traditional
Woolly Bugger

Frank Arcadi
Woolly Bugger
contributed by
Adrian Sparham
Pumpkin Head
contributed by
Henri Jover
Egg Sucking Leech
contributed by
Edgar Lau
Little Fort Leech
contributed by
Martin Swain
Ruby Eye
Micro Leech

Anne Alfano
           
Learning To
Love Leeches

Phil Rowley
Damsel Leech
Thing

Phil Rowley
Glenn's Leech
contributed by
Stan Ogden
Durable Dazzle
Leech

Doug Wright
Green Woolly Bugger
contributed by
Wayne Dalzell
Bead Headed
Micro Leech

Peter Caverhill