Maroon Leech II
Originator: Danie Erasmus
Hook: #8-10 Mustad 9672
Thread: 6/0 black
Tail: Marabou in wine colour
Weight: Silver bead and 5 wraps of 0.03 lead wire tied in at the head
Body: Arizona Simi Seal dubbing in blood leech tied in using a dubbing loop.
Leeches are usually mottled or striped with gray, brown, black or olive bodies. They also often have streaks of yellow, black, red, or orange.
There are three families of leeches in BC:
Clear blood, carnivores, non-swimmers, curl in a ball when disturbed
Redblood, carnivores and parasites, and good swimmers
Clear blood, parasites, non-swimmers, curl in ball when disturbed