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Sunday, January 16, 2011

1-16-11 Rabbit Strip Divers

These are a collection of rabbit strip divers...These are one of my favorite flies to throw at smallies when they want to eat on top. Watching a smallmouth slam a bass bug is the essence of bass fly fishing for me...









This fly is a zoo cougar variation that I tie for pickerel fishing. If you've never caught a pickerel on the fly, you are certainly missing out on some serious fun...


This is a how-to video on making a rabbit strip diver...Enjoy...Tight Lines and Screaming Reels....
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5 comments:

  1. Smallmouth on the surface IS the essence... I couldn't agree more. I really like your version of the zoo cougar. It has a lot more style than the original. I've never caught a pickerel, pike, or a muskie... I think primarily because of their relative rarity in my part of the world. I would love to catch one though. Do you use a wire bite tippet?

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  2. Pat, thanks for the video. Watched it this morning while checking on movie theaters around the world (that sounded better than "at work"). Can you tell me if after you create a thread base to stack on, does that base get pushed backed when you pack the hair, therefore leaving a bare hook again? After watching this video, and the hot butt toad (parts of it) again, I think I need to hit the vise again soon and try it again!

    Where do you get those razors? I looked for them at the home depot and they didn't have that style. Yours look sort of flexible.

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  3. Jay...I actually don't use a wire bite tippet...I have tried a couple and I feel like they affect the action of the fly too much. I tie a straight piece of 50 lb mono with a big game snap swivel on the end for streamers....Or I'll use a regular 20ln tapered leader and I'll use 50lb braid as a bite tippet because I can still tie an open loop knot in it...

    GFP....When I pack the hair the thread gets pushed into hair....Then I put two more wraps and a half hitch...push that back to secure everything then add head cement. It keeps the hair from moving around the hook shank and builds a more durable bug...Thanks for the mention on your blog by the way...

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  4. Excelente vídeo, capacita para diseñar y construir señuelos para la pesca, es muy ilustrativo, es muy oportuno para quienes quieran iniciarse en la pesca deportiva

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  5. Pat, that was one great instruction video. Very well done! I just wanted to ask what size Griffin Hair stacker is that. A large or a magnum? Thanks for that awesome video!

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