TUBE 'Electric Leech' (Purple)
Tail: Purple and Lilac MiniBou tied (as a collar) on a Tiemco TMC 2499SPBL Size #4 hook
Tube: HMH/Kennebeck River Single-wall Small Diameter Plastic tube - approx 3/4 inch in length
Junction TubeHMH/Kennebeck River Small Pink Vinyl Tubing
Body: a wire-core dubbing fan of Purple Angora Goat Dubbing accented with Spirit River 'Purple Haze' and 'Cotton Candy' Lite-Brite
Collar: Purple Saddle Hackle - tied short
Head: Benecchi's 12/0 Lilac Thread
Scott Howell's Tube Electric Leech fits right in with the theme this week with a traditionally successful fly tied with modern materials on a tube. See also TUBE 'Electric Leech' (Brown) for another example tied in different colors.
Scotty's Notes: There is virtually no end to the range of sizes, colors, and shapes for Leech and Bugger-type patterns. Michael Bennett, the proprietor of Pacific FlyFishers in Mill Creek, Washington, introduced me to his method of blending Lite-Brite with Angora dubbing and dressing the trailing hook (as a separate component) on his marvelous tube flies. This pattern is nothing more than a 'super-sized' variation of Mike's original design which was tied for aggressive Northwest Trout.
You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.