Video: How to Tie the EZ Bunny Leech

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.

          Bunny Leech
          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.

One thought on “Video: How to Tie the EZ Bunny Leech”

  1. Easy and Cool recipe Mr. Dedeaux.
    A drop of super glue on the zonker tail-hook contact would help to prolong the fly’s useful life.
    Nice job.

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