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I might have posted this one before, I don't remember. Anyhow, I'm still refining it a bit. When leaves are in the water, I point the hook upwards and the hackle stems act as a sort of "weed guard." Not 100% effective, but much less frustrating than pulling leaves off a conventional hook after every other cast. It loses it's keel, but the fish haven't seemed to mind so far.