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    Default Boa yarn leech

    Years ago I found a fly pattern for a Boa Yarn Leech

    Had a great experience yesterday at a small farm pond. Fishing a black BYL I was able to bring to hand 4 bass, 4 bluegill, 4 shellcracker, and 3 black crappie.

    The boa yarn leech is one of the simplest flies to tie. It is remarkable how many bluegill and bass and other species will eat this fly. I am not sure who posted the original fly years ago but I know Rick Z. has written several reports of his successes using the BYL.

    I usually tie them on sz 12 or 10 hooks.

    I wanted to say thanks for the pattern and encourage others to tie up some and fish them if they haven't already.

    Thanks

    Greg

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    I am intrigued.
    Isaiah 41:10

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    I put on FAOL about he same time some folks in Australia started using it.
    Glad ylu had fun with it.
    Rick

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    Had a lot of fun. I have been using this fly for what seems like 10 years or more. It is a very effective fly. During all of this time I have never tried to catch a trout on it. Of all the color schemes available black seems to work best.

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    Where do you guys get the yarn?
    Isaiah 41:10

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    Goggle Boa yarn and you can find some places.

    Rick

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    I googled and found pictures of the fly ( or at lease somebody's version of it.) Is there a link to the pattern or tying instructions somewhere?
    I'd like to give ita try myself.
    Dave

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    It is in the FOTW archives here. Will try to find it later today.
    FOTW 2007 archives has a legged version.
    Rick
    Last edited by Rick Z; 03-25-2019 at 02:55 PM.

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    Rick,
    Just type in Bo Yarn in the search block under Fly Tying and your original comes up. No legs..
    God Bless America

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