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05-18-2006, 06:23 PM
Black, good sillouete, and I can use my 7 weight!:smokin:

Hook: Mustad SL53UBL #2 (The new salmon singel)
Thread: white for body, black for the rest
Tag: Oval silver small
Body: White floss coverd whith opal mirage tinsel
Rib: same as tag
Hackle: Black hen
Ving: Rabbit fur, 2x1.5 cm piece, angel hair peacock and black tempeldog
Collar: Black deer hair

Materials are listet in tying order.



05-18-2006, 10:37 PM
I love the flow of materials from the hook-eye back. The look of your deer collar is what I will strive in the next batch of such flies I tie!

05-18-2006, 11:00 PM
Deadly! And here is it's distant cousin with a tail, the bunny rat.. (

The article is several years old but I still use the fly a lot, and experiment with the deer hair and colors (e.g. olive, purple, natural). One variant trims the deer hair tight on the bottom leaving a crown on the top, making the fly bob and weave more actively in current which seems to drive the summer run steelhead a little nuts and I've had some ferocious hits.

05-19-2006, 06:49 PM
I`am reall looking forward to letting it slide over my home pool, just when it`s getting dark. Usually i use the Barret Bimbo during night time fishing, but casting that fly whith a 7 weight is no fun. :mad:
Deer hair and rabbit strips works like hand in glove. At least when it comes to tying flies where noise and sillouette (and a quicke tie) is important. :)