welcome to another tpo flight a month guys this month we're gonna make rabbit's foot sulfur emergere this is a simple fly that works unbelievably well on any trout stream where you have Sulphurs you could tie this fly in a size 14 all the way down those size 22 you can even make them as big as a size 10 if you want to use them for a pata manthis which is a very good hatch to match if you're fishing either beaver Killer Farmington River alright we're gonna start with a dot unit red yellow alright gonna wrap my entire hook shank the reason for this is with this yellow dubbing and the lighter color flies I think the hook color bleeds a little bit so I like to cover the hook shank with thread to stop this from happening alright I'm gonna make a shot because I believe that all that all fish see three things when they look at your dry flies they see a body a shock and a wing alright nothing more nothing less alright so I'm gonna use darlin for the shock of this fly use Brown darlin to imitate the nymphal shock I'm gonna tie that in like so alright it's gonna hang out the back you can see that now when I trim my materials I want to trim them going towards the front of the fly this way I leave a nice tapered ramp to go back over with my thread okay I'm gonna come back up to the front of the fly for the wing of this I'm gonna use tan rabbit's foot I'm takin all my rabbits from from the from the rear of the pad near the heel okay I'm gonna tie it in and I put my hands around my fingers around it in the clamp I'm gonna spin the thread sew the thread becomes much more thin in diameter and bites into the rabbit's foot material as you can see alright now I have this my fly is almost completed believe it or not this is a real simple pattern and catches a tons of fish you don't need all that hackle and all that other stuff very simple okay now there's most of my fly hook slipped a little bit here let me go back to the rear of the fly here so I can start dubbing I'm gonna use yellow superfine dubbing for this fly any yellow superfine or you can use you know sulfur orange all right I'm gonna put it on the thread and dubbing the thread here okay now I'm gonna start wrapping my body now I'm gonna turn the vise just so you could see I'm gonna I'm really careful to make a very very tapered body cuz we know all our mayflies start out very thin and near the thorax where the wings are the legs are they're very thick so I like to make my all my may fly invitations show this trait so I don't want to put too much dubbing on the thread each time I'm gonna continue to come further up and build my body up okay I'm at the wing now we're coming to a problem here how we gonna make the wing stand up okay I'm gonna take topping I'm gonna come in front of the wing and I'm gonna EE in front of that wing and when I let go of the wing my wing is up I'm gonna take couple more turns with the thread and I'm gonna whip finish my fly under four minutes this fly can be tied and it should be a staple of anyone who fishes in the Northeast or anywhere in the country for that matter there's my soul for a merger good body taper see that the thorax is larger the wing proportions are correct the shuck isn't too heavy these will catch lots of fish guys good luck with it

Snowshoe Rabbit Sulpher Emerger – July 2008 TPO Fly of the Month
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8 thoughts on “Snowshoe Rabbit Sulpher Emerger – July 2008 TPO Fly of the Month

  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Hey Guys, Love your video's why have you stopped making flies? There have to be millions of variations besides millions of established flies. Please keep making videos, or start again. I am learning so much from you guys. All the best for the upcoming Holiday season. Sean

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Big (8/10) sulphurs were hatching on my local river the past couple of days. Couldn't get the fish to reallly hit anything. Tied a few of these in variety of sizes/colors. Yesterday at dusk, in the peak of the hatch, I caught 15 fish in 45 minutes. Thanks again for adding a durable, versatile emerger to my arsenal as well as contributing to a great fishing memory.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    I don't get the need for the two colored leaders if they're only the first three feet of the entire line. Wouldn't you need a strike indicator closer to the water?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Love your cat…seems to agree with your abilities.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    @DONTCARE1BIT
    wont take you to long to be that good my freind , probably about a day or two.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    I tied up a bunch of these and used them on Hat Creek in northern california and did very well. Thanks for this pattern.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    all of your videos are great im new to tying never had a class r lesson or anything just your videos and firs tto days of tying ever ive tied about lots of great flies all from your videos

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    I wish I was that good!

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