TC Leech (Tri-Colour Leech)
Originator: Danie Erasmus
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:
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