One of the most famous and versatile streamers tied for hunting big trout and salmon. The Dolly Llama is the go to fly in Alaska. With an unlimited number of color combinations you can size this fly up or down for the water you are fishing. The big heavy conehead in the front allows for this fly to get down to fish and the articulation mixed with the flowing rabbit gives it a ton of action and movement in the water. This pattern is sure to put a heavy bend in your rod especially when fished on the swing. Go darker colors for trout and lighter brighter colors for salmon.
Leechy indeed! I love this pattern because of its versatility. It fishes really well in a variety of water types and really shines in deep pools and in stillwater. The conehead on this pattern partnered with a slow retrieve will help to create undulating movement that mimics a leech expanding and contracting while it swims. Or, if you are in a lazier type of mood give it a good dead drift and it can be just as effective. Simple to tie and maybe even easier to fish!
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