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Bunny-Back Jiggler - Tube Fly tied by letumgoFly Type: Epoxy
, Target Species: Freshwater Bass
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: General Baitfish
, Material List:
White 6/0 Unit Thread
Plastic Tube Fly Tubing
1/8 in. Diam. Flexi-cord (Black/Pearl) - (Feather Craft sells this material)
3/16 inch diameter 3D Stick-on Eyes (Adhesive Holographic Eyes by Hairline)
4 Strand Danville Rayon Floss (Red)
Standard BB (for a BB gun) - Copper Colored
5 minute Devcon EpoxyTying Instructions:
Detailed tying instructions for the original (hook version) can be found at the following website (Thanks Rob Knisely for the inspiration):
I adapted tying it to a tube fly body.
Cast and retrieve to imitate a fleeing baitfish/minnow. This fly looks very realistic in the water.
The fly is rather heavy to cast, I I would recommend using at least a 5 wt rod.
Note - the fly actually sinks very slowly. When it is fished with a floating line, it rides about a foot under the surface when it is stripped in. If you are fising deeper water, you may want to use a wet tip or full sink line to get the fly deeper.