Rabbit strip is a staple material for tying steelhead flies and trout streamers.
Rabbit Strips page headers.
  • Rabbit fur strips on the hide
  • Straight cut
  • Cross cut
  • Many colors and dye patterns for tying a wide variety of flies

Products 1-9 of 9
Show
Barred Rabbit Strip, picture
Price: $5.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: BRS -

Black Barred Rabbit Strips These strips have black dyed bars across them. This new pattern has been variously called Black Barred, or Grizzly Barred. They mimic the barring found in nature on such fish prey items as, sculpins, crayfish, squid, shrimp and lots more. They are used to tie Brian Silvey's deadly Tube Snake patterns. The standard strips are 1/8" wide and include 4 strips per package, approximately four feet total. ...

Cross-cut Rabbit Strips, package, picture
Price: $3.20
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: CRS -

Cross cut rabbit strip is normally palmered on the hook to form the body for streamlined bunny buggers. For a large suggestive bait fish pattern, dub a loose flowing body of LiteBrite or Flashabou Dubbing. Brush it back. Add a magnum rabbit strip zonker style for the back and three or four turns of cross cut rabbit strip for the head. This can make killer bass, pike and cuda flies. These 1/8" wide strips are cut cross wise of the hide.

Cross-cut Rabbit Strips, picture
Price: $24.50
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: CRHB -

Sometimes you need a volume of rabbit strip for a favorite fly or a special curve to the hair that only comes from a certain part of the pelt. These strips are packaged strips, but are relatively straight. Whole hides are always the best way to buy if you are a serious tier. These 1/8" wide strips are cut cross wise of the hide. Approximately 48 strips per package

Packaged Magnum Rabbit Strips, picture
Price: $3.20
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: MRS -

These 1/4" wide strips are just right for many saltwater, pike and large minnow imitation flies.

Rabbit Zonker Strips, picture
Price: $3.20
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: RS -

Cut with grain of the hair in 1/8 in. wide strips. Choice, no thin-outs. These economical packs contain (4) rabbit strips in a width for Zonkers or Bunny Buggers. (about 4 linear feet). This is the most popular type of rabbit strip for tying Zonkers, Hare Matukas and Bunny Buggers. Straight Cut Rabbit Strips are also the most popular material for tying Steelhead Bunnies such as "Big Black" and "Big Red". ...

Tiger Barred Rabbit Strips Tiger Barred Rabbit Strips, tip-dyed then barred
Price: $5.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: TSR -

These strips are tip-dyed a solid color and then barred with a contrasting color. They mimic the barring found in nature on such fish prey items as, sculpins, crayfish, squid, shrimp and lots more. The standard strips are 1/8" wide and include 4 strips per package, approximately four feet total.

Rabbit Strip Two Tone Flesh, picture
Price: $3.20
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: FS -

These strips are dyed a darker color at the tips of the hair. The first five colors with FS prefix are designed for, but not limited to the construction of flesh flies for use in areas, such as Alaska where trout eat copious amounts of decaying salmon flesh. The colors with a prefix of TT were designed for use as Zonker strips for tying imitations of bait that has a definite dorsal strip, or darker dorsal area. The strips can also be wound on a hook to create some unusual bunny buggers. The...

Two Tone Rabbit Strip, picture
Price: $3.20
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: TT -

These strips are dyed a darker color at the tips of the hair. The first five colors with FS prefix are designed for, but not limited to the construction of flesh flies for use in areas, such as Alaska where trout eat copious amounts of decaying salmon flesh. The colors with a prefix of TT were designed for use as Zonker strips for tying imitations of bait that has a definite dorsal strip, or darker dorsal area. The strips can also be wound on a hook to create some unusual bunny buggers. The...

Rabbit Zonker Strips, whole hides, picture
Price: $22.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: RHSB -

We offer complete rabbit hides in the most popular colors, that are already sliced into strips. This will save you hours and the laborious task of cutting your own strips. These hides are squared and then cut into 1/8" wide strips. The strips are left attached at the head end of the hide so that they stay organized and easy to select. Each hide produces about (30-36) 10" to 12" strips. If you use a lot of rabbit strip, this is the best quality and the most economical way to buy it. 1/8"...

Rabbit Fur on the Hide

Rabbit strips, straight-cut, black barred.

Straight-cut Zonker Strips.

Rabbit fur on the hide is some of the best material for tying big sub-surface wet flies. Probably no other material has as much life-like movement when wet as a strip of rabbit fur. Whether tied over the back, Zonker style or palmered like a hackle, the fibers separate and flow with life-like seductive properties. Rabbit strip is also very durable and easy to use. However, its best quality is that as soon as it leaves the water, it collapses and on re-entry it puffs out. Flies tied with rabbit strip fish big, but cast small.

No road kills here. The hides offered on this page are died to perfection. Some colors are rich and earthy, while others are bright and vibrant. All hides are very clean and glossy. Average dimensions for strip-cut full hides are 6" x 12".

Full hides have many uses. You can cut a hide into sections. The center ridge of the back always contains the longest guard hairs and makes the best strips for Zonkers. The center 1/3 of the hide is also best for cross cut strips because the back of the animal has the longest hair. 

The sides of the skin are actually the belly of the rabbit and make the finest dubbing. These side pieces can be sheared for dubbing and the colors can be custom blended to your exact needs. Each hide contains enough dubbing in these side pieces for hundreds of flies.

Rabbit strips, cross-cut, dyed and natural colors.

Cross-cut Rabbit Strips.