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    Bass and trout steelhead bunny.



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    1. chadk

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    hikepat

    Patrick
    Seems upside down since the eyes will make it ride hook point up.
    #1 2-3-06 10:46pm

    Old Man

    Just an Old Man
    He's just learning. Give him a break
    #2 2-4-06 12:41am

    chadk

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    Thanks Jim Smile


    But he's right - this will swim upside down. This is for bottom crawling in search of bass this spring.
    #3 2-4-06 12:56am

    hikepat

    Patrick
    Not trying to give him a hard time Jim. Just posting what I saw wrong on this fly most of the flies he does look pretty good. Just on this one the rabbit strip should be put on the side away from the eyes so the movement of the fur will be seen by the fish better.
    #4 2-4-06 1:32am

    chadk

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    So far I've been testing all my flies in a bucket of water to get a feel for the materials and fly design in general. This one wiggles like crazy no matter what way it's seen - top, bottom, etc, the think just likes to swim. It sill be 'jigged' along the bottom stirring up mud and will look like a sculpin or other bait fish rooting around. I do appreciate any feedback you have though - as is why I'm putting these on here.
    #5 2-4-06 2:02am

    Zen Piscator

    Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.
    Ok...dont most fish come from the bottom and hit flies on the rise rather than swim down and eat on top of them? It makes sense to have the rabbit strip the way he has it, althought its not standard.
    #6 2-4-06 9:10am

    chadk

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    Well, to solve this controversy, I'll just have to ask some trout and bass this spring. I'll let you know what they tell me Smile
    #7 2-4-06 6:02pm

    jimnwashington
    I am glad no one saw my first flies. One of the best books that really takes the tier through much of the mystery is from Dave Hughes entitled Trout Flies the Tier's Reference. I found it in my King Co. Library. Dave also gives many examples of how to fish the pattern. He is a Northwest guy from Oregon.
    #8 2-5-06 6:11pm

    chadk

    Be the guide...
    Thanks. I acutally have a couple tying books and i'm sure 1 are 2 are from Hughes (borrowed from Jim Swan)
    #9 2-5-06 8:48pm


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