Monday, January 14, 2013

double bunny streamer

double bunny streamer 

hook- streamer style to match target species
thread- any, I like the hot spot red makes on these colors
head- cone
body- two strips magnum cut rabbit strip, a few added pieces of flash added to the top


A versatile fly made from the joining of two separate strips of magnum cut rabbit. What I am liking most of all is the infinite color and size combinations, the possibilities are really endless. I tied my fly on a size 6 streamer hook but its an easy pattern to up or down-size. I'm making them in all different sizes for steelhead, trout, and bass...

The top strip of rabbit is fastened at the tail and the same single piece is then pulled forward to be tied off inside the cone. The bottom strip is pierced by the hook and run up the shank of the hook to the top where it should be set to marry with the top piece, tie it also off at the cone on the underside.

12 comments:

  1. The double bunny catches fish for sure. Did you use any glue or adhesives Blake?

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    1. not yet, may first thought was to fish em for a bit and check out the durability. the instructions i followed said optional glue but the author didnt find it crucial in most cases. we shall see

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  2. Blake
    Any fly pattern with chartruse in it has got to be good, especially in the spring. I am going to fish more streamers this year in March and April. Really like this pattern--thanks for sharing

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    1. streamers are fun, maybe the most fun one can have on a fly rod...

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  3. Weighing in on the glue/adhesive line. I've tried three methods: completely gluing the tail with Tear Mender; gluing only the first third of the tail with Tear Mender; and no glue. I found that gluing the first third of the tail strikes the best balance between movement and foul resistance. You can use mono or wire for the same effect.

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    1. thanks Nick, ill have to give that a go

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  4. Very nice fly! I have tied a couple very similar. Only difference in mine is a dubbed in head. That's the beauty of tying. Everything can be modified to your liking.

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    1. so true, thanks for leaving a comment Kyle

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  5. Infinite color combinations, as well as a ton of ways to do the head! It's hard to beat rabbit-strips

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  6. Best place for vacation fun and fishing, The suggestions on fishing message boards makes good time. its best in making.

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