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Egg Sucking Bunny LeechEgg Sucking Bunny Leech
Egg Sucking Bunny LeechEgg Sucking Bunny Leech

Name Egg Sucking Bunny Leech
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Salmon, Size 2/0 - 4
Thread Black
Tail Formed from the Zonker Strip Used For the Body
Body Wide Silver Tinsel with Zonker Strip Pulled Over the Back and Tied Behind the Head
Head A Few Wraps of Chenille tied to form an Egg Shape


  • Wrap tying thread from eye to hook bend.
  • Tie in a piece of wide silver tinsel but don't wind.
  • Tie in the end of the Zonker strip to form the tail and fold back in order to wind the tinsel.
  • Wind the thread forward, then the tinsel, leaving enough room to form the chenille head.
  • Fold the Zonker strip back to the point wear you've finished winding the tinsel.
  • Tie in the Zonker strip behind the eye, leaving room for the chenille head.
  • Tie in the chenille, wrap egg-like head, tie off and whip finish.

Note: Choice of colors are yours. Vary it for different conditions and different fish. The four examples above show different color combinations that can be used. See the Egg-Sucking Leech, and Bunny Leech. This fly is a hybrid of those two flies. The rabbit fur makes it a lively fly that works well in slow water.

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