In this How to Tie video feature, Tim Flager from Tightline Video shows us how to tie the Conehead Bunny Leech
Learn About This Fly
The conehead bunny leech is a fantastic fly for fishing big fish with big appetites. Given its name from the iconic cone-shaped head, along with its rabbit hyde body, this fly moves through the water with dangerous tenacity.
A perfect snack for hungry bass or trout, this fly can be fished in rivers, ponds, and lakes in pursuit of all water-dwelling beasts. An extremely effective style of fishing this fly is with a strip-and-pause retrieve that instills life into the free-flowing streamer body. By allowing small pauses between the flys drift, the submerged leech performs an attractive dance, which combined with the shiny torpedo-shaped head, is overwhelmingly enticing for any surveying fish.
While this fly is only made up of a few components, it may still provide a bit of a challenge to those less experienced on the vice. However, by using the helpful tips Tim provides, as well as running through a few practice rounds, you’ll be cranking these flies out within no-time. Also note, the coneheaded bunny can be produced in a plethora of colors, so get creative and have some fun!
- 2X-long streamer hook (here, a Lightning Strike SN1), sizes 2-10.
- Gold cone, small.
- Lead-free wire, .020.
- Black, 6/0 or 140-denier tying thread
- Rabbit-fur Zonker strip.
- Rabbit-fur dubbing, in a noodle.
- Additional tools (recommended):
• 2 chip clips
• dubbing wax
• dubbing whirl
• plunger-style hackle pliers
Now you know how to tie the Conehead Bunny Leech!
ingredients and video courtesy of Tightline Video