I tie something similar to what flytyer made. But mines straight bunny. No other materials. I actually work off one strip. No cutting until I reach the head. I tie in tail, cinch it down good and half hitch it. Then, I palmer off same piece forward. Trim hide so it makes a nice head. This has been one of my best producers on the Hoh and Sol Duc. Simple to tie, and catches fish. Plus, the way I palmer using zonker style strips, it really makes a great "breathing" leech.