Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) Guides don’t want to use flies that are complicated or take a long time to tie because a client may lose a bunch of flies on any giver trip. The Bunny Leech requires just a single material–aside from the hook and thread–and very little skill to tie. But it will catch almost anything that swims.
If you want to tie a more complicated conehea version of this venerable pattern, check out the video from Tightline Productions here.
Hook: Bass bug hook (here a Gamakatsu B10S), size 1.
Thread: Color to match or contrast body color, 3/0.
Tail: Zonker strip.
Body: Zonker strip.
Head: Tying thread.
Adhesive: UV-cure resin.
Note: Tie this pattern in any colors and combinations you want. For weight, add a cone, a bead, or lead-free wire wraps.