For most young people
starting out, directions to fish with a flyline may be too advanced. However,
they are included for those that may have the resources, knowledge and
experience to actually go out, fly cast and fish with proper fly fishing gear.
When fishing a leech pattern such as the
Black Woolly Bugger, think about where a leech lives and how it moves.
Leeches normally live along the bottom of a
lake in the shoal and drop-off areas. They swim slowly with an undulating
When fishing a leech pattern, go to the
shoal/drop-off area. Use a sinking line. Cast out and let your line sink to
near the bottom. Then pull the line in with long, slow pulls. Try to keep the
fly close to the bottom as much as possible.