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
Kevin Umback created Flysource (originally packaged as flyshare) to allow fly tyers from around the globe to be able to trade and share fly patterns in an easy to use standard file format. Basically it works the same as Napster or Limewire in that in order to find and download patterns, you need to log into a net server where other tyers are logged in. You can then see a list of available patterns and select the ones you would like to download. The software allows you to create patterns without being connected to the server, and some sites support the .fly format and allow you to download pattern files to use with the software.
To sign up and start sharing, head over to flysource.net. There is a short sign up process, but it’s quick and worth access to this resource. You can also find extra content in the download section of the site or on the forums at http://flyangler.ca and http://flyfishcalgary.com. I have some 1600 patterns in my program stored right now, and I find it to be an invaluable source of information.
Picked up from a search on Youtube. Here is a fly tied by Charlie Piette from Tight Lines FF Co. He’s tying up an Ed Ward’s Intruder. The Inturder style flies are really cool to tie, but the fact of the matter is that there just isn’t enough Spey fly content out there in video form yet. Take this as a hint to get out the hd cams, digital cams or even your camera phone and start shooting some Spey fly tying footage and post it to one of the video serving sites out there. Let’s see those traditional Speys, Dees, Intruders, conversions, Violators, Penetrators, Interloopers and prowlers.
Here is Charlie’s fly. Enjoy.