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Morlock’s UV Rabbit in Brown by Kevin Morlock

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Morlock’s UV Rabbit in brown by Kevin Morlock

This is a very good all around fly for Michigan salmon and steelhead, though the Pere Marquette River salmon seem to really have a thing for the uv tying materials.  With the bunny tail it has lots of action on a dead drift but really comes alive when it swings out.  While I tied this pattern for use on the PM River and other West Michigan Rivers for salmon and steelhead, I have used it successfully as a streamer for Michigan trout as well as Great Lakes carp and smallmouth bass.

Best For… salmon            Could Also Be Used For… steelhead, bass, carp and trout

***Materials listed in tying order
Hook… Mustad Signature R74, size 4
Eyes… large silver bead chain
Tail… natural brown rabbit
Body… tan yarn
Hackle… Hareline Dubbin, uv polar chenille, olive copper uv

Variations… I use this pattern in a dozen or more variations, including some that are very bright.

   Morlock’s UV Rabbit in purple/black
   Tying Morlock’s UV Rabbits

References Links:

Kevin Morlock

Salmon…The Right Way by Kevin Morlock

Pere Marquette River Fishing Report (Hot Pere Marquette River King Salmon Fishing)

Pere Marquette River Fishing Report (World Record Bowfin, Morlock’s UV Rabbit)

FlyMasters of Indianapolis (source for uv materials)

Feather-Craft of St. Louis (source for uv materials – home page)

Feather-Craft of St. Louis (uv polar chenille page)

Hareline Dubbin, Inc. (home page)

Hareline Dubbin, Inc. (page with uv polar chenille)


Mustad Signature Fly Hooks, R74 Streamer