All of our Balanced Minnows are tied with Bug Bands. Bug Bands give the fly great contrast and add some weight to make the flies ride even more “Balanced”
We have been using Balanced Minnows 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 Balanced Minnow versions have caught many huge fish over the past couple of years. This is a great pattern for the fall and winter when trout are really feeding on Tui Chubs aggressively. Tied on a size 4 Umpqua Jig Hook.
This fly can also be used with a floating line and no indicator fished “Jig” style