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The Hareball Leech
This quick and easy to tie fly is maybe one of the best Alaska flies ever. A bulky silhouette with plenty of movement and the durability to last for an entire week of fishing provided your knots are good.
While a staple in the box of Alaskan anglers, the Hareball Leech finds its way into the collection of offerings on Oregon's North Coast in the winter months. Swung on a sink-tip or drifted into a swing in pocket water, the Hareball can be a game changer when you need something down and dirty.
Tie this fly with any color of rabbit you like and add a collar of Schlappen to top it off. If you are feeling wild make it a contrasting color; Black/Blue, Black/Chartreuse, Pink/Purple, whatever you like.
Hook: Daiichi 2141 size 1
Thread: FL Pink Danville Flat Waxed 210
Flash: FL Cerise Krystal Flash
Tail: FL Pink Rabbit Strip
Body: Hot Pink Estaz with FL Pink Rabbit palmered over
Collar: FL Fuchsia Schlappen
Eyes: 7/32 Black Dazl Eyes