Published Feb 2. 2023 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Feb 3. 2023

Rabbit Leech

Last week I did a detailed version of a bunny leech where I talked while tying the fly. It is more detailed however being such a simple fly, and knowing many of you like my refined tutorial style with a voice over, I decided to do it again this way. Let me know which version you like better.

This is about as simple as it gets for a streamer. In fact I would say its even easier than a wooly bugger to tie, and just as versatile. This fly I learned to tie while working at a fly shop on the San Juan River in New Mexico called Float n Fish. The shop owner tied these for his customers regularly and it really worked great as an inexpensive little streamer that just plain worked. I found that I could use just about any technique for this fly. Dead drifting, stripping, swinging, and even nymphing it under an indicator. When nymphing it, I would regularly also drop a nymph on the back of it incase the trout missed the streamer, they would then have a nymph in front of their face to eat up. One of my favorite colors was what I tied today, all white. This would mimic the trout they would regularly stock in the river. Big browns come up from the depths to eat the stockers and would go after these flies. But black, olive, brown, and even chartreuse work great as well.

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Hook: Risen 9231bl (size 8) -
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (white) -
Tail/Body: Rabbit Zonker (white) -
Flash: Flashabou (pearl) -
Head Cement: Solarez Ultra Thin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen 4" All Purpose -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) -
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