- Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:45 pm
Sure man, there are a lot of steps but its actually pretty simple to tie.
Hook: Wide Gap Bass bug hook 1/0-3/0
Back Legs: Round Rubber , 4-5" piece of Macrame cord
Chaps: Rabbit Strips
Body: Orange and Black Schlappen, Black, light orange, and dark orange 2mm foam
Front Legs: Round Rubber
Eyes: 3d Eyes
Cut a 4-5" piece of Macrame cord and make thread wraps about a half inch from each end. Comb out "feet"
Cut a 4-5" strip of foam in all 3 colors, anywhere from 3/4"-1" thickness is good.
Put hook in vise, attach thread (goes without saying)
Attach 4-5 strands of Orange Round Rubber at bend of hook.
Find center point of Macrame cord and push eye of hook through that point. Slide to the back of hook. Secure with figure 8 wraps.
Tie a bunny chap on each side of the legs.
Secure light orange foam on top
Secure black foam on bottom
Secure dark orange foam on top of light orange foam.
Attach black schlappen and palmer forward (to about half way point.)
Attach orange schlappen and palmer foward (leave space to tie in foam.
Attach front legs (2"-3" on each side)
Pull black foam forward and tie off and remove excess foam.
Pull light orange foam forward and tie off and remove excess.
Pull dark foam forward and secure, then pull the excess back over itself and tie off leaving a cylinder shaped head. Trim about 1/4"-1/2" tag end.
Whip finish, head cement
I mark the back purely for aesthetic reasons, but I'm sure it doesn't hurt.
Hope that helps, feel free to PM me with any questions.
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