Barry Reynolds’ Pike Bunny is a straightforward, simple pike (and bass) bunny streamer that derives its durability from strategically finishing the fly well behind the hook eye and from lots of adhesives. This is a small one, but they can be tied with magnum rabbit strips as large as 3/0 or 4/0.
Fish the pattern on a floating line in shallow water or on a sink-tip deep.
Hook: Standard bass/pike, #4/0 to 4.
Thread: 3/0 or 6/0 to match the front rabbit strip.
Eyes: Clear Cure Eyes or similar weightless dumbbells, or use doll-style eyes secured at the end of the tying process.
Flash: Sea green Polarflash, but any flash to match or contrast the rear rabbit strip will do.
Tail: Standard rabbit strip on sizes #1-6, magnum rabbit strip on larger sizes. Good colors are yellow, chartreuse, white, black, or barred combinations of the above. Here I’ve used barred chartreuse over yellow.
Body: Standard rabbit strip wrapped forward. Use the same color strip as the rear, or contrast. Red is a good alternate front color.
Gills/Blood: Red flash, here Kreinik Flash, but again any flash will do.
Head: Several coats of Thin or Thick UV resin topped with head cement to remove any tackiness.