Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns

Lead Eye Rabbit

Hook: 4 – 1/0 Gamakatzu Thread: 6/0 Fire Orange Wing: White Rabbit Fur Overwing: Fluorescent red or fluorescent pink rabbit fur Legs: Chenille, colour to match overwingEyes: Nickel plated barbell eyes

Tying Instructions:

  • Secure barbell eyes to hook just before eye of hook, by wrapping thread back and forth over the barbell eyes in a figure eight motion.
  • Wrap thread from eye, back about 1/3 down the hook shank.
  • Tie in white rabbit fur underneath hook, rabbit fur should extend slightly past hook.
  • Tie in red or pink rabbit fur on top of hook shank for overwing. Overwing should be same length as underwing.
  • Tie in chenille and wrap forward, and around eyes to eye of hook and secure with thread.
  • Trim, whip finish, and head cement.