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Pink Bunny Leech Snake
tied by Steelheader69
Fly Type: Attractor Pattern,
Target Species: Steelhead,
Recommended Region: Northwest US,
Hook:octopus tied with sturgeon line (heavy dacron) with loop in end (instead of articulated with cut hook)
Hook Wing:pink zonker strip
Ribbing:fine oval tinsel
Underwing:mylar tubing unraveled (pearlescent)
Overwing:pink zonker trip
Thread:flourescent red (looks pink in real life).
Tying Instructions: Key to tying these is patience. You first need to tie in your hook. There is two ways to do this. Either cinch down with whatever knot you normally tie a fly with. Or can rethread the line back into the dacron and seal with epoxy or strong glue (will lock down with thread and floss). You do have to make a special device to tie these. Use your vise for the hook of course. But have to make a bracket to hold the loop on other end. I simply use a spinnershaft I custom built with loop to hold it. Holds in place by a dowel that I put in my fly tying desk. Key here is patience and slowing working the floss hand over hand. No open area to work your hand around.
Second pic is of the detail of the body up close.
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