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The Munker

The Munker
TypeTube fly
Kim Sorensen and Frank Thornild
Year of origin

TubeGuideline FITS medium
Bead(s)One or two, aluminum, brass or tungsten to fit snuggly over tube, color to suit fly
Tying threadVeevus 14/0, color to suit materials
WingShort zonker strip, rabbit, opossum or other skins depending on fly size
FlashAngel Hair or Ice dubbing to, color to suit fly (optional)
Hackle(s)One light and one dark to suite color of fly
Rubber legsRound, color to suit fly (optional)
EyesJungle Cock (optional)
HeadDeer hair, color to suit fly

Tying instructions

  1. Melt a collar on the rear of the plastic tube
  2. Slite one or two beads over the tube and glue them against the collar
  3. Tie in the zonker wing in front of the beads, letting the bead lift it slightly
  4. Trim off remaining skin
  5. Tie in flash
  6. Tie in and wrap one or two soft hackles in front of the wing
  7. Tie in rubber legs over the hackle base, pointing along the tube
  8. Tie in Jungle Cock eyes, one on each side of the fly
  9. Bend back rubber legs and tie down
  10. Trim the tube, leaving room for the muddler head
  11. Burn a collar in the front of the tube
  12. Spin a couple of small bunches of deer hair to form a wide and flat head
  13. Half hitch or whip finish, trim thread and varnish
  14. Trim the head flat and wide

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