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Double Conehead Bunny Leech, Black and Red

Name Double Conehead Bunny Leech, Black and Red
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 2 to 2/0
Thread Red
Body Black Rabbit Zonker Strip, Tied in at Rear and Wrapped Around Hook to Just Behind Head; Top With a Few Strands of Black Flash
Collar Fluorescent Red Zonker Strip, Wrapped Tightly for a Couple Turns to Head
Head One or Two Cone Heads, Place on Hook Ahead of Time, Painted Fluorescent Red With Black Spots

I developed this fly to fish the deep runs of Kings in the Nisqually River. The Nisqually is a big river that has off-colored glacial water all the time. The kings are fished almost exclusively on the lower river that has deep runs of fast moving water, difficult to fish with a fly unless you can get it down deep- thus the double cone head. The black fly provides a good profile in the off-colored water, and the fluorescent red collar and head are egg-like attractors. This fly is basically a variation of the egg-sucking bunny leech and can be modified to suit the fishing conditions. It can be tied with one cone head or no cone head and a variety of colors.

 

 

 

 

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