Double bunnies

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  1. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    What type of glue do you use to glue the to strips together?
     
  2. Scott Behn

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    I use 2 ton epoxy, 5 min. epoxy works too.
     
  3. mike doughty

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    I happen to have a lot of that, thanks
     
  4. Scott Behn

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    No prob...although I personally am going to get some 5 min. epoxy next, that way I don't have to keep the 2 halves together with my fingers waiting for the epoxy to get tacky

    :beathead:
     
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    I went to tie Chuck's Sculpin and did not have a wide rabbit strip. I didn't like the results with several types of glue. So thinking outside the box, I decided to suture the strips together which worked extremely well and no mess.
     
  6. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    Another question, how do you get the bottom strip beyond the hook point?
     
  7. Scott Behn

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    I start by taking my bottom strip and just holding it on top of the shank so I can see where the bend of the hook is going to be through the rabbit hide. I then take an exacto knife and cut a slit in the hide.

    I then take the bunny strip, put the hook through the slit you just cut and then put your hook into the vise.

    Enjoy!!!!

    :beer2:
     
  8. mike doughty

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    thanks scott
     
  9. Dan Soltau

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    Lately i havent been using glue or epoxy. I have found it much more effected to cut the bottom a little shorter and just let it dangle. I see where the strip should be on the hook and i put the hook through the hide and tie it down. I dont like to use very wide rabbits strips because i am usually imatating a sculpin which are EXTREMELY skinny at the there tails. They have huge heads and big pectorals, but the rest of the body tapers almost to nothig. Heres my double bunnie.
     

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  10. Jeremy Husby

    Jeremy Husby Is there a Vahalla for fishermen?

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    Scott, lets see the frog patterns in the background. . .
     
  11. Scott Behn

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    Those aren't frog patterns Jeremy, that's a couple of hex nymphs I tied up shortly before I took the photo.

    :p
     
  12. mike doughty

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    Now that i would love to learn to tie. excellent flies scott. :thumb:
     
  13. Scott Behn

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    Heh Mike if you have the winter '01 issue of Fly Tyer magazine you'll see it on pg. 44, if not lemme know and I'll give you the recipe...

    :thumb:
     
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    Mike,

    I used to fish a lot of double bunnies I always used rubber cement. I would hold the hairs in a clip, spread on the cement, let both sides dry and then put them together. Three or four years ago I switched to a palmer style wrapped rabbitt fly. It gives it more bulk, its a lot faster to tie, and I have done better on them. My favorite is tied with ginger rabbit and red eyes. I call it a Mary-Ann. Snake River cutts love it.
     
  15. Nooksack Mac

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    There are a number of glues that would work for double bunnies. My all-purpose glue, for this and other fly-tying uses, is Seal-All. It bonds, seals, waterproofs, dries in under 30 minutes; it's clear, available at many hardware stores. And it's cheap.
     
  16. mike doughty

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    I was purchasing some tying materials today and they happen to have a video on tying double bunnies on so i got to see how it is done.
     

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