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/ Dumbell / Minnow / rabbit strip / rattle / Red / white /

Rattlin' Rabbit Minnow

tied by siestafred
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 34011 #6 SS
Thread: White
Eyes: X-small Dumbell
Rattle: Rainy's Glass Rattle 3 mm
Body Large Pearl Mylar
Gills: Red Thread
Wing: Rabbit Strip to match local baitfish
Head: Coated with Lagartun Shimmer
Tying Instructions: When tying on the rattle (about mid-shank) I secure it with thread then coat the wraps with Zap-a-Gap. Move thread to hook bend and pull mylar over the rattle from the front of the hook leaving enough to loosen into a tail.
Secure the rear end of the mylar at the bend, tie off with whip finish and coat with head cement.
Use red thread to tie off front of mylar, but leave enough room to add eyes. Switch to white thread after tying on eyes, add rabbit strip and finish head. Rabbit strip is impaled on the hook point and pulled forward to tighten.
Presentation Tips: Usual strip in saltwater, but I think this fly would work well in freshwater as well.

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