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Leech Fishing Rainbows
 
So I always wondered how fishing leeches would work for the trout. Since quite often when I catch them they often have leeches in their stomach or a few in their mouth. Well I had some left over leeches I had picked along the shore and decided to take them out to the pond. It actually was working really well... but I was getting lots of missed strikes and missed a few hook ups off camera. Well this is what happened. So if you have some leeches laying around and heading to the trout pond give them a try. There were a bunch of people fishing and I didn't see any others caught while there. Lots of surface action. Actually as I walked out a guy on the belly boat was getting some action on the fly.

But regardless this leech was getting lots of attention. I probably should have put in to a deeper depth to get into the larger fish. Shoulda coulda woulda... just not enough time and I was getting action just not solid bites. I think they were pulling the leech and missing the hook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSrtlgfLEZo
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Re: [Calicanuck] Leech Fishing Rainbows In reply to
I've always heard about using leeches for eyes but you rarely hear of folks using them for trout, at leave live leeches. Fly fisher folks use a leech pattern for big trout. How tall is the tripod mount you used for filming your video?


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Re: [Calicanuck] Leech Fishing Rainbows In reply to
Makes sense that the lives ones do well. Probably 90% of the flys I throw in lakes are some type of a leech imitation.