This fly tying video was put together for the Revive Fly Fishing online magazine.
The fly is the Grapefruit Leech. It’s a steelhead swing bug designed by Kevin Feenstra. The fly has proven to be a very effective swing bug for Great Lakes steelhead.
The material and instructions for the Grapefruit Leech can be found on Kevin’s site at feenstraguideservice.com/pdf/grapefruithead_fly.pdf.
Hook: Daiichi 2461 or equivalent 3xl streamer hook size 4-2/0
Tail: Black Marabou with sparse red ﬂash
Hackle: Black or Purple Schlappen
Body: Black Marabou Feather
Collar: Large Mallard Flank
Flash: Combination of Green, Silver, and Blue Flashabou
Head: Fuchsia large cactus chenille followed by a veil of chartreuse ice dub