The Balanced Leech is a deadly pattern for suspending under an indicator, but it has also proven itself when slow-stripped at Pyramid Lake. This fly is effective in any lake where trout feed on leeches or baitfish. The Balanced Leech is tied on a size 8 hook and is available in 6 unique color variations.
The fly is tied using a pin to extend the cone or bead beyond the hook eye. This allows the fly to sit horizontally in the water and takes advantage of lake chop and wave action to create movement. Tying kits and tying tutorials are available for the balanced leech.