Hook: Tiemco TMC 7879 #2/0 Thread: Black Monocore Double Tail: Chartreuse or Red Rabbit Strip Body: .35 Lead, Chartreuse or Red Rabbit Strip Collar: Red Saddle Hackle Wing: Pearl Krystal Flash
The next fly I’m going to tie is a King Salmon Enticer. It’s a pretty big rabbit, bunny leech. Two colors that look really well for me are red and chartreuse. I’m going to tie a red one right now but I’ll show which color. I’d like to use this color chartreuse to plain red. We’re going to tie this one with a double tail and grab a piece here, just cut off this end here. Make it about two and half inches long then take to—it’s going fit the bottom one. Wrap it on here, just kind of cut straight through a little; watch your fingers. You might hurt yourself. It’s a pretty tough skin. I’m just going to leave it up here.
Now, I’m going to put on the thread and go all the way back. I’m going to turn and put this one here underneath and tie it in. Make sure it’s sitting straight and go just pass where you made the hole.
The next thing we’re going to do is tie in some flashabou to a flashabou. I like to put lots of that stuff in there. Cut out a big bunch, about 20, 35-inch. Make it as long as your rabbit strip. Tie it down. This rabbit strip tie, I cut myself out of the skin like this. This is a piece of skin and cut it with the grain. So, I cut it straight. I don’t want it cut at sideways. Some people like that because when you start wrapping it, it kind of folds back and that looks a lot better but it will actually give a lot more action to kind of stand straight up because it pulls sides a lot more in the water.
The next thing we’re going to do is tie in a piece of rabbit again on the top. I’m going to line this up and still make it the same length as the bottom one. This one goes straight on top. Got to pull back the fur and go over it with the thread about three times. Okay, now we’re going in front of it and kind of pull it back and just leave it down for a second.
We’re going to put on some lead and ½, quite a bit of lead on this. I use 0.35. Then we go back and got about a fourths of an inch in front of you eye. Push back the little ends; make sure they’re flash. Then secure it with your thread then go all the full and then up here. We’re going to wrap this strip just like you would do a hackle. So, it’s really easy and a fast tie. That would look really good in the water.
Once you’re here, you’re going to kind of taper this off because you don’t want too much bulk here. Take the thread off like this with a little point. Pull up here with your left. Put your right hand with the left hand kind of go over it. If you went forward a little bit too much, just kind of push back on it a little bit. Keep yourself some more room.
Okay, next thing, we’re going to need a little bit more flashabou on top. The King Salmon really like a flashy fly. Just put it on top like that. We’ll cut off the excess here. The last thing we’re going to do is take a piece of red marabou and you take it by the tip again. I'm going to tie it in at the end. Kind of fold it back. Cut this off, go all the way forward here and take your hackle plies then just start hackling. Kind of make sure you don’t trap your fibers with this marabou. It’s going to help you a lot a little bit. If it’s a little bit too long, just pull off some fibers here at the end. Pull that up then tie off at the top. Cut off this piece here and then make your whip finish. Pull around here and you can see a little head on it. Now, kind of trim the flashabou on top. Here we go; a fly that looks really good, the King Salmon.