I have used this fly in the past for swinging steelhead and hope to be doing that again soon in Oregon if flows are good. I got the general idea for the fly from Andy several years ago when I was in the shop. I tie the trailer hook on with fireline. It is flexible but rigid enough that it does not tangle. I put tear mender on the fireline before wrapping the cross cut rabbit fur. Tear mender is a fabric glue that holds the rabbit fur on but stays flexible. I have also fixed a few pair of pants with it. Kind of an interesting fly and it has caught fish.