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: Dan's GL Bunny Spey


dansteelieman
02-22-2003, 11:14 PM
These Bunny speys can be tied in a variety of colors and are great for fishing for fresh or staging fish. Usually they can bring aggressive strikes when nothing else seems to work. I always have a few of these in my box at all times.

Dan's GL Bunny Spey Color: Purple

Hook: Tiemco or Dair Riki SPey #4 - 2/0
Thread: Purple 8/0 Uni
Tag: Silver tinsel
Body: Purple SLF dubb
Rib:Silver tinsel
Back/Tail:Magnum rabbit strip(purple)
Collar #2: Black schlapplen
Collar #1: Purple schlapplen
Wing(optional): Silver Flashabou tinsel

Anyone fish these besides me?

fredaevans
02-23-2003, 02:12 PM
ST69 tied some up for me as a double hook/art. leach. The black one (and that's this mornings outing) hooked two ..... and is now sitting in the jaw of #3. Bugger took me down a shoot into fast water where I ran out of beach before he ran out of river. Popped 12# Max. main line tippet.

fae

dansteelieman
02-23-2003, 02:55 PM
They are killer, I'll tell you that much. Glad to hear I am not the only one that fishes them.

flytyer
02-24-2003, 12:17 AM
Dan,

I used to tie about 150 dozen of this type fly each winter for one shop alone when I was tying commercially. The only thing different was I use marabou instead of schlappen because it moves better in the water and then I added a collar of duck mallard flank to help the marabou move more enticingly. Tied them on 2/0, 1/0, and 2's. Never fished them though because I prefer to fish traditional Glasso speys, G.P.'s, Ally's Shrimp, or even full dressed feather wings in the winter.

dansteelieman
02-24-2003, 09:45 AM
Interesting? I might have to try that out. I altered one that I have seen, although there are several variations.

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