Tried Beads, a White Minnow Jig and the Pink Head Olive Leech Tube Jig shown on the lower left. All got a fair trial but then the other guy who had arrived before me said he hooked 4 steelhead before I arrived, he hooked another one and I left the olive marabou leech jig on long enough to hook the first and biggest steelhead and then 2 more.
After a long dry spell with nothing hitting the Olive Leech jig, I tried 5 other jigs and got nothing until putting the Olive-Pink head jig back on. That took the 4th steelhead.
These Marabou Leeches are tied on a 1/32 ounce #4 Tube Jig Hook. The hot jig was on a Glow Pink head. Rubber Leg Jigs on a 1/32 oz #6 round head jigs have caught two fish for me this fall and in past seasons would occasionally take a single fish on a slow day.
- Marabou Leech Tube Jig Pattern
- Thread: Fire Orange 140 Danville Flymasster+ make a tread butt at mid Shank
- Tail: Marabou tied ahead of thread butt, 1.75 inches long (Olive here)
- Waist: Cactus Chenille or similar, wrap this up onto the jig head behind the eye. Tie off just behind the eye leg.