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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-04-2002, 08:17 PM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
Rabbit Candy

This fly was originally designed by Bob Popovics for use in the salt (mainly for tunoids), but as usual I've found that epoxy flies are great for warmwater as well. This fly is tied exactly the same as a Surf Candy, except that a Zonker strip is tied in as a tail prior to adding the veil of super hair at the nose of fly. After the coats of epoxy have been applied and are sufficiently dry, the super hair is clipped as close as possible to the outside edge of the epoxy.

I normally fish for smallmouths with an 8 pound test tippet, but I had two in a row pop me off with these flies on the strike. I changed to 12 pound test and didn't get popped again. Something about the shimmying Zonker tail makes smallies whack the tar out of this fly.

Hook size is 4, and fly length is about 2.5".
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rabbitcandy.jpg
Views:	242
Size:	27.2 KB
ID:	889  
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-28-2002, 11:16 AM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Cris Windram also has a nice set of Candy Bunny's... but he ties them with long tails to imitate eels.
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:
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
Rabbit Squid RayStachelek >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 3 03-18-2007 12:56 PM
Non-fouling rabbit fur strip Quentin >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 10 10-28-2006 09:18 AM
Rabbit strip matuka muddlers Charlie >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 0 09-28-2005 02:17 PM
cross cut rabbit strips stipercrazy Works for me! 9 12-12-2004 02:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)