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.
It all started with Zonkers. It’s a great stand up fly and perfect for hunting pike, bass, musky, bulls, browns and really anything that likes meat. Then someone added a second layer and called it a Double Bunny. Cool, now we had 2 tone streamers if we wanted, and lots of action in the water. The thing of it is though, casting these flies is like casting a sweat sock in the wind.
So, when I seen the Triple Bunny and the Quadruple Bunny I had to stop and think about it. If casting the doubles is like casting a sweat sock, these must be like a pair of sweat pants. really, the patterns are pretty sweet looking, and I can see the potential in them, but where will it end. Quintuple, Sextuple, Dodecatuple Bunnies?
The Triple Bunny -Brent Piche
The Quad – Brent Piche
So, I suggested bigger flies. Really, someone needs to set some precedences here with flies over 3 feet long. Some day in the near future you will see a Hundred Bunny. I’m sure in my lifetime I’ll see it. With some creative use of Waddington shanks and mono it will be done.
We’re one step closer here. The “SUCKA FEESH” is one scary looking