Contrary to popular belief, flies don’t have to be incredibly complex to catch fish. In fact, often times the most effective flies are the simplest. Bunny leech style flies are a prime example. When tied in varying sizes and colors, the bunny leech is an extremely effective fly for trout, steelhead, salmon, or many other cold water species!
Fish just seem to love rabbit strips! So, today we present you with the tying instructions of an awesome take on a timeless classic, courtesy of Stuart Foxall.
The Foxy Leech – Tying Instructions
Although it’s fun to tie fancy flies (such as intruders), and have them in your box for that special moment, it would be fair to say that there have been more fish caught on simple bunny strip flies than these specialty flies. Therefore I always like to have a few in my fly box.
Here’s my version of this pretty simple, cheap, but more importantly, effective fly.
There are virtually endless color combinations to play with as well. While it may not be the most trendiest fly out there, they are certainly very, very effective for many cold water species! Just tie on, cast, swing, and hold on tight!