Scott's Bunny Fly Tutorial
Here's the tying tutorial for my version of the Bunny Fly. The Bunny Fly has been around a long time. Fly tyers in New Zealand were probably the first to use rabbit as streamer wings. Mel Krieger promoted a fly similar to this one wrapping the rabbit strip around the hook shank. Like the Woolly Bugger, there have been a lot of versions. The fly has great movement in the water and works well for a number of species including trout. This is a simple and effective shad imitation to be fishing on the White River tailwaters in the winter and early spring months. I usually tie them in sizes 6-10. For more information on the shad kill phenomenon, see the article, "Fly-fishing the Shad Kill."