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Todd Oishi

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Todd's Vampire Leech Fly Pattern
« on: March 14, 2012, 07:23:56 PM »
I thought I'd share one of my favourite stillwater patterns, which has been featured in Phil Rowley's book on top producing stillwater fly patterns. This pattern utilizes UV and fluorescent materials for maximum visibility and attraction at all depths.

I named it the "Vampire Leech", as it is tied with Vampire Vippy, and with original pattern was tied with a fluorescent orange bead (chartreuse works better for deeper presentations). I thought the title of "Vampire" was appropriate for its name - being that leeches are known to be "blood suckers" as well.

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Re: Vampire Leech Fly Pattern
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 07:34:39 PM »
Not only have I tied a lot of those flies (as they work!), but I've found your deep-water version colour scheme highly effective .  That dark (black)/chartreuse combo is highly effective!  I really like the extra shine the Vippy provides.

Here's a picture of a slightly diffrerent variation (Chartreuse Head Bugger - CHB):

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Re: Vampire Leech Fly Pattern
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 09:25:34 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Todd. It sure is an excellent fly for rainbows.
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Re: Todd's Vampire Leech Fly Pattern
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 07:33:58 AM »
Got it! I saw this fly at the last loch style comp, and wondered what the material was :)

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Re: Todd's Vampire Leech Fly Pattern
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 07:20:51 PM »
 A Adrian Llama, a Canadian company, sells a very similar material that's called "UV Brill" on their website.

Tell them that Todd referred you and they might give you an extra gift with your order...
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