Here's a pattern that I messed around with the past few seasons and have had some success with, particularly on bigger fish. The freely swinging twin tails seem to drive them nuts. :smokin:
Hook: Dai-Riki #810 or equivalent, 3/0
Tail guard: Wire loop
Lower tail: Magnum zonker strip
Tail flash: Krystal flash
Upper tail: Magnum zonker strip
Collar: Three layers of marabou
Eyes: Doll eyes
Head: 5 minute epoxy
Chartruese and yellow (pictured here) performed best, with the usual red/white and red/yellow doing well also. This fly needs a heavier rod to cast (marabou and magnum zonker = sponge), but its potential payoff is worth the effort to me.
What kind of bigger fish? :lildevl: Looks like pike candy to me!
Couple of questions:
The tails are not glued together?
Is the wire tail guard like the mono loop in most bunny fly recipes? Does it go under the lower tail or between the two tails?
Yes, bigger pike. :smokin:
The tails are not glued together like a double bunny. That's just too rigid for me. With these two tails freely swinging in the water, the fly has great action.
For the tail gaurd, I use 24 gauge galvanized wire in a loop under the bottom tail (just as the material order is listed). That may seem like heavy wire, but with two magnum zonker strips it's necessary. The marabou collar hides the loop.
When you say a heavier rod, what weight are u thinking.
Fly looks great, sure it performs as well as looks.
I use a ten weight for chasing big pike. It's needed to throw patterns like this and steer fish away from cover.
When I say big, I mean over three feet. :smokin:
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