Two weekends ago, I spent the weekend tying flies in the Flyangler.ca and flyfishcalgary.com booth at the Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition. I had a pile of rabbit and some streamer hooks, donated by Superfly, so myself and a few other tyers whipped off a large box of flies to give away. (I’ll post this bit somewhere down the road) Anyhow, To fill this huge box, we opted to tie a few “larger” flies and so put the rabbit to good use. Here is the rough idea I used for a good portion of the flies I tied. it just so happens that the good folks at Double Fisted use the same pattern. I’m thinking bull trout or pike for the first shot. 🙂
Pattern From the Bunny Ranch – Click for the recipe
Captain Corey is becoming a regular feature on YouTube and he has a lot of great information on saltwater patterns and specifically bucktail. He’s made a few adjustments from Bob Clouser’s original, but the gist of it is the same. I spoke with Bob last year at the Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition about the Clouser and it’s ability to catch so many species of flies.
I’ll be honest when I say I’m not a big fan of this style of fly tying / gluing, but it does have a place in the sport. Anyhow, here is a nice demonstration of how to tie a fly in this style. It’s a bit of foam colored and glued onto a hook and then covered with epoxy and fished in a manner similar to that of a popper. (See Ian Collin James’ tips) Enjoy the demo, it’s very well done and easy to follow.