SPLIT-CANE FLY RODS
Dean Baayens wrote about the Catatonic Leech in the 1998 issue of Barry Mitchell's
Alberta Fishing Guide. The secret to fishing this fly is to do nothing. Suspend it
about 4 feet under an indicator and let it sit for twice as long as you can stand.
Twitch it once, and let it sit. The trout will swim over and eat it.
I tie it a little different than Dean does. Here is how I do it.
Hook: Mustad 75980 size 10-12
Weight: lead wire
Tail: olive marabou, 2 bunches
Body: olive marabou, dubbed
This trout were caught with an olive Catatonic Leech.