J. Stockard Pro Tyer: Erik Svendsen, Provo, UT
The Bunny Leech fly pattern has been around for a long time. It wasn’t until I saw Pete’s (@Blueriverflies) Spawn Head version that it caught my interest and made me want to tie it and fish it. With any pattern, I love to over-complicate it and add more flash and materials. I really wanted to make this look even more minnow like by adding the white belly and speckled guinea, and who doesn’t like flash on a minnow.
If you are using Blank Spawn Heads, there is a tutorial on how to paint them here: https://youtu.be/BrPkC_r-HhA
So enjoy and tie some up. The fish can’t resist them.
Bunny Leech Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Ahrex TP610 2/0-4
Thread: Semperfli waxed thread 8/0
Head: Spawn Fly Fish Sniper Rainbow Head
Tail: Magnum Rabbit Strip in Variant Olive
***use 30lb mono to prevent fouling***
Body: Rabbit Strip Olive (Cross Cut is preferred)
Flash: Flash with pink and silver colors
Rainbow Belly: Hareline Extra Select Strung Marabou gray minnow
Hackle: Whiting Farms Pink Guinea
Head Cement: Liquid Fusion