Fly of the Week: Cheech Leech

cheech leech fly

The Cheech Leech was designed by Clark Pierce.  Clark is known as “Cheech” and is half of the duo known as Fly Fish Food.

The Cheech Leech comes in an array of fishy colors.  It is a large articulated baitfish style streamer that Clark says is hands down his favorite streamer pattern.  The Cheech Leech has been a good seller in our fly shops and has become a favorite among many anglers.  I have a friend who found it even works well when swung for big rainbows in Alaska.

Like most flies, the Cheech Leech has evolved over time.  In its current rendition, it is a very fishy fly.  We get our Cheech Leeches from the Fulling Mill Fly Tying Company.  For $2.99, you should consider getting yours from us.

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I fly fish to live (25+ years guiding). I live to fly fish (obsession). At the age of two, I captured my first Bluegill in Southern Michigan. Since then, I have never stopped looking into waters for fish. My first wild trout came from the waters of Glacier NP a few years later. I spent much of my youth chasing fish in Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and throughout central Canada. I went to Alaska in 1989, where I met my wife, started a family and spent 26 seasons guiding anglers. Great Falls and the North 40 Fly Shop are now home base. Stop by and lets talk fish, bear encounters or even my experience with Bigfoot.
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