Tying Instructions: Mohair Leech

1. Attach bead. Wrap leadfree wire behind the bead. The leadfree wire will be snugged into the drilled opening of the bead to help secure it and add weight. Attach the thread onto the shank behind the wire and secure the wire wraps with thread wraps. Wrap the shank back along the shank to the tail tie-in position at the bend of the hook.
Step One
2. Cut about 15-20 marabou fibers from a marabou stem. Try to get the fiber ends to be even. Attach the fibers to the shank with the tail being about the same as the shank length.
Step Two
3. I like to wrap the remaining fibers up to the leadfree wire. This helps to even out the shank thickness for dubbing. Then, attach two pieces of Copper Mylar along each side of the tail.
Step Three
4. Attach a fine copper wire for ribbing as well as two strands of Red Flashabou at the tail tie-in position and secure the tag ends along the shank.
Step Four
5. Wax the thread to help adhere the dubbing to the thread. I like to wax the thread since the fibers are long and slippery.Step Five
6. Blend the Agora Goat with the proper proportions. Twist a small amount of dubbing onto the thread and lock some fibers to the shank with a thread wrap. This will anchor the dubbing and allow you to twist the material around the thread.
Step Six
7. Wrap the dubbing with an increasing taper towards the beadhead. Try not to apply too much dubbing at one time. You'll need about 3-4 applications to do the entire body. And, do not rope the dubbing too tightly as it will become difficult to release the individual strands.
Step Seven
8. Wrap the dubbing material to the beadhead.
Step Eight
9. Twist the two strands of flash around the copper wire to form one strand of ribbing material.
Step Nine
10. Wrap the ribbing in widely spaced spirol wraps. 5-6 wraps is a good number and secure the tag end with thread wraps. Step Ten
11. Apply a small amount of dubbing to the thread and wrap just behind the bead. This help cover the ribbing tags and pushes the bead firmly against the eye of the hook.
Step Eleven
12. Whip Finish and trim off the thread tag.
Step Twelve
13. Tease the fibers out with applications of a velcro strip.
Step Thirteen
14. Finished Mohair Leech.
Step Fourteen

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