This bunny Prawn is the simplest of my 2012 – Winter Steelhead Fly Series to tie and it also doubles as a wiggly jiggly egg fly if you drift it along under a strike indicator instead of swinging it. I say this because we all know, everyone of us, that true Prawn flies are meant to be swum, and true egg flies are meant to be dead drifted, and never the twain shall meet. Insert wild laughter, disagreement, confusion, an amen, or disinterest here.
The dark background of the photo does not do justice to the epoxy Prawn eyes at the bend of the hook, so you may not see them clearly, but the steelhead will, so be sure to lash them on to your hook or risk not catching a chrome beauty that is laying in green water just waiting for a Prawn to be swum by at steelie lunch time.
Just having a little fun.
Steelhead Bunny Prawn
Hook: TMC 5263 #4-6
Thread: Lagartun 150 White
Legs: Hot Tipped Crazy Legs Root Beer Orange Tip
Bead: 7/32 Plummeting Tungsten Bead Fl. Orange
Eyes: Epoxy Crab Eyes
Body: UV Pink Frizzle Chenille
Collar: Two Tone Rabbit Flesh Strips Salmon Pink
Head: Ice Dub UV Shrimp Pink