TC Leech (Tri-Colour Leech)


Originator: Danie Erasmus

Date: 2016

Hook: #8 Mustad 9672 

Thread: 6/0 black

Tail: Marabou in light burnt orange colour

Weight: Gold bead and 5 wraps of 0.03 lead wire tied in at the head

Body: Arizona Simi Seal dubbing in dark olive for back half of hook shank and blood leech for the front half. 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:

Family: Glossiphoniidae

Clear blood, carnivores, non-swimmers, curl in a ball when disturbed

Family: Erpobdellidae 

Redblood, carnivores and parasites, and good swimmers

Family: Piscicolidae

Clear blood, parasites, non-swimmers, curl in ball when disturbed