Slim Bunny - Fly Fishing Forum
>> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies Freshwater Bass, pike, muskie?!?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-08-2006, 09:15 PM
Quentin's Avatar
Quentin Quentin is offline
_
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Berkshire County, MA
Posts: 1,520
Slim Bunny

Here's an experiment that seems to have potential. I guess it's a variation of a double bunny, trimmed to have a profile similar to some successful non-ff lures

hook: 3/0 bass bug
tail: 1/8" rabbit glued back-to-back, trimmed
body: 1/8" cross-cut rabbit, palmered, trimmed
weed guards: 20# mono

This tail is about 4" long, with one half longer than the other for more taper and flexibility. Total length is 5-1/2". It looks pretty good in the sink test -- it moves even when standing still . I might epoxy the head to give it more momentum in the water.

Q
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	slimbunny.jpg
Views:	270
Size:	25.6 KB
ID:	5493  
__________________
The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2  
Old 03-08-2006, 10:09 PM
flyjkol's Avatar
flyjkol flyjkol is offline
tubin' for a bruisin'
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 224
Send a message via AIM to flyjkol
Thumbs up

Nice tie!

I've been trying to no avail to imitate soft plastic stick baits as well, but the best I came up was a simple srip of furry foam on a hook.
It acted kinda like one... but it was also about as durable as one

But great fly Quentin, I'll have to give it a try.....
__________________
Singing Reels,
Jared
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-09-2006, 08:03 AM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
Q-

Are you hoping that the weed guard will also prevent fouling of the tail around the hook bend?
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-09-2006, 10:51 AM
Wee Hooker Wee Hooker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SE Mass/RI
Posts: 67
FWIW, I tied a similar experiment but used a 3" section of 80# mono glued inbetween the strips to keep it from wrapping. Food for thought.

p.s. Mine worked "Ok" but cast like a idaho potato
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-09-2006, 06:31 PM
Quentin's Avatar
Quentin Quentin is offline
_
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Berkshire County, MA
Posts: 1,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wee Hooker
FWIW, I tied a similar experiment but used a 3" section of 80# mono glued inbetween the strips to keep it from wrapping. Food for thought.

p.s. Mine worked "Ok" but cast like a idaho potato
I know what you mean . I'm hoping that the trimmed fur and non-weighted shank will make it easier to cast.

I don't think I'll have a problem with the tail fouling on this fly. It's actually a little stiffer than I thought it would be. The skin is quite thick on these strips, and I glued them together with Soft Body, which helps reduce flexibility. It does "hinge" a little where it is tied on, but if that causes problems it's an easy fix. With thinner skins it might be necessary to do something to prevent fouling. The mono line sandwich would probably work, or just using a heavier layer of Soft Body might do the trick.

Q
__________________
The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-09-2006, 08:56 PM
striperstripper striperstripper is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: cape cod
Posts: 185
I've tied some very long eel flies using 12" olive rabbit strips glued together with the heavy mono sandwiched in between.After they are retrieved ,they are like a soaken dish towel,though it can be a pain in the a$$,I ring them out and squeeze the water out of them between each cast.The action of these flies and the success I've had with them make up for the slight inconvience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slim Beauty problems Rupe Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 1 10-20-2007 07:25 PM
Slim Beauty Knot juro Lines, Loops and Leaders 2 04-10-2006 02:15 PM
Bunny Split Dble Haul >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 5 01-18-2005 02:19 PM
Bunny Deceiver flyfishjeff >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 2 08-08-2004 01:25 PM
double bunny SDHflyfisher >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 9 01-17-2004 08:33 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)