Published Jan 26. 2023 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Jan 26. 2023

Simple Bunny Leech

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 -
Markers: Sharpie (brown, black) -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen 4" All Purpose -
Risen 4" Razor -
Risen mitton Scissors -
Fishers Spring Action -
Hackle Gauge: Griffin Hook and Hackle Gauge -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) -
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