All of our Balanced Leeches and Minnows are tied with Bug Bands. bug Bands give the fly more contrast and add just the correct amount of weight to the front of the fly to make it ride even more balanced.
We have been using Balanced Leeches at Pyramid and other local stillwaters for years. This is an awesome fly to use with an indicator system in stillwaters everywhere. Originally designed by Phil Rowley the Balanced Leech is one of the most copied still water patterns in the past few years. Our Pyramid Lake versions have caught many huge fish over the past few years. This is a great pattern for the fall and winter when trout are really feeding on Tui Chubs aggressively. Tied on a size 8 Umpqua Jig Hook.