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Default Re: voodoo leech

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Originally Posted by s fontinalis View Post
Does anyone know of a recipe or what materials go into a voodoo leech?
Been looking around google for ages and cant seem to find anything that says what is in there...i know marabou, and rabbit strips, and dubbing,

wouldnt mind a guide to show me how to put it together the first time.
I've tied them in the past for Loopers and Steelhead on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It helps to have two vices. I tie a hook like a size 2 to a piece of power pro or some other serious braid. I tie the power pro to a streamer hook, pretty much does not matter what kind as long as you have an inch or so shank and an up or down turned eye. I make the length from the eye to the bend in the rear hook 3 or 4 inches. Size is kind of your choice. I cut the bend and barb off the front hook just leaving the eye and the shank. Here's where two vices come in. Adjust the distance of the vices so you can get the eye in one and the trailing hook in the other with the power pro tight. I then tie a color like Chartreuse or some other brighter color marabou to the shank of the trailer hook. The tie in black crosscut Rabbit (again the color does not have to be black, but I pretty much always used black. Palmer it up the power pro to a tad less than half way to the eye. Next repeat the marabou, and then the rabbit. Stop about 1/4" from the eye. I should have mentioned I do the trailer hook and the eye pointing the same way. Both up or down however you have it in the vice. At this time you put a nickel dumbell eye on in the middle of the front 1/4" you left open. I think most guys tie it with the eyes on the same side as the eye of the front hook But I like it better so if the eye is pointing down the eye goes on top. I think it rides better that way, more snag proof. Cement the dumbell eye so it will stay in place better. Finish the front off with Estaz or dubbing like SLF loop dubbed 'fluffy'.

At least that's how I do it. I don't remember where I saw the pattern at, but if I find it I will post it.
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