The Wine Killer This rabbit strip micro leech was destined to be a killer from the getgo. On a productive afternoon myself and a gentleman unknown to me were fishing a traveller sedge hatch on Gypsum Lake in the Chataway chain. As luck too often goes as we arrived the fish decided to go off the caddis so I figured no better time to give the little leech it's maiden voyage. Well what happened that afternoon was nothing short of amazing. Together we managed to hook 60-70 fish and because they were hitting the fly with reckless abandonment I would be exaggerating if I said we landed one third of those hooked. Because of the thinned down silhouette of the strip by the end of the afternoon there was more hide showing than actual hair. I now tie the pattern in every colour imagineable and now you can buy thincut rabbit strip and pine squirrel strips which are also effective. Recipe: Hook: Diachii 1273 Size 12 Bead: 3/32 Black or none Tail: 2 strands of red krystal flash Body:Maroon Midge Stretch tubing with holographic red rib Wing:Maroon rabbit strip thinned down to one third the width Recipe: Hook:Same as above Bead:Same as above Tail:2 strands of peacock krystal flash Body:Green midge stretch tubing Rib :Red holographic flashabou Wing:Blackbarred olive rabbit strip thinned down to 1/3 width Give these a try as they can save an otherwise slow day on the water.