Actually, I'm in the process of reading "Larger Trout for the Western Fly Fisherman" by Charles E. Brooks (1921-1986) copyright 1970. Charlie was a noted fly fisher who lived and fished after retirement in and around Yellowstone National Park. Amazingly, he observed some amazing stuff from ABOVE the surface on streams in the park like the Fire Hole in the 60's.
Researching the feeding habits and living habitats of large trout was his thing.
|Taper rabbit (natural color originally described) |
strip at end.
|Add 0.020 mm lead wire for sink.|
|Tie in tip of rabbit at bend - PS #2-8, 2-3X long hook.|
|Wrap thread to within 1/2" of eye.|
|Apply super glue to lead and wrap|
rabbit quickly forward.
|Make sure strip wraps are tight with each other. .|
|Add fairly long soft hackle.|
|Wrap hackle multiple times.|
|Build up head and lay hackle backwards. |
Tie off and cement if desired.
|Centipede legs for flare and grey rabbit.|
|Orange thread / white rabbit here.|
|Different hackle, red thread and white rabbit here.|