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Thursday, 14 April 2022

How to tie a Bunny Leech by Davie McPhail

It's almost Easter so let's check out the Bunny Leech!

Davie is tying a Bunny Leech Tube fly, the Bunny Leech is diverse pattern tied in different styles it can be used for targeting Trout, Pike, Salmon, Sea Trout or even Steelhead if you're in the States. It is essentially, a general purpose streamer that works well fished slowly with it's undulating materials or stripped back at speed. Leeches and their derivative patterns like snakes are superb, early and late season patterns that will attract Trout where other Trout flies have failed while a beefier version will catch Pike year-round. Get some of these tied up in different colour variations and sizes and get casting! Happy Easter!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Bunny Leech, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Tube: 1inch 1/4 Plastic Tube Thread: Uni-8/0 White Tail: Crystal Flash Body: Texas Magnum Strip Chartreuse Wing: Dyed Dark Green Cock Cape Legs: Perfect Rubber Legs Fluorescent Orange
Eyes: Fluorescent Adhesive Eyes

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish and Glue, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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