I thought it would be interesting to ask you all if in fact you try and actaully replicate and fish a version of the Fresh Water Lamprey which is found in most clear running streams/creeks and or Sloughs in most states. I have noticed many of them over the years in various locations some have more than others.
I keep finding a lot of people referring to them as fresh water eels which I am sure they are not however maybe someone can enlighten me on that as well.
That being said there are several patterns that I have found that I can only assume are losely associated to actaully matching the hacth so to say.
Two years ago it was reported to me there were several thousand locked into a Ice Jam around Bings and the Bows were having their way with them well and the Peeps fishing were having fun as well.
Any one it is winter and a Subject rarely talked about on this forum or for a matter of fact on any forum. Consider this as much as a lot of us fish Sculpin patters and buggers it would not hurt to modify your Leech Patterns a colors to "Match the Hatch" they are a viable food source in some of our most productive watersheds.
Tight Lines and Please feel free to share any pattern idea you may have or use.
Richard M. Mouseau
Blue Moose Rafting