We fish a lot of articulated ‘leech’ style flies at our lodges. Why? Because they work really well! In fact, we just ran a step by step fly tying post on one here.
However, one down side to most stinger style leech patterns is that once the stinger hook becomes dull or straightened, the hook cannot be changed.. After all the stinger hook is typically tied directly to the bunny tail at the vise.
We like a little more versatility in our flies, so today we present you with a great tip from Alaska West guide, Grant Turner, on a great way to rig a bunny tail fly so that it not only rides even with the stinger hook, but the hook can be replaced as well. See the step by step below.