Published Aug 6th 2012
A simple and small zonker.
an update to one of the first patterns ever featured on one of the forefathers of the Global FlyFisher - Fishing Denmark. The old article about this fly is more than 16 years old at the present time, and has been out there with its scanned B/W fly picture since then.
Now I have retied the fly in connection with an upcoming article series on zonkers and zonker strips, and done a step-by-step series of photos. I've tied the fly many times during the many years that have passed, but just never photographed it.
The fly is an excellent, small and generic baitfish imitation, which has caught numerous seatrout in its time, and is bound to be able to work on brownies, stripers, bass, snook and many other predatory fish. I fish it on a floating line and simply retrieve it in small jerks to make it act like a swimming fish. I tie small flies like this onto my tippet using a loop knot, allowing them to move more freely.
|Year of origin||1994|
|Target species||Sea trout (sea run)|
|Hook||Kamasan B175 size 6|
|Rib||Fine oval tinsel|
|Body||Medium silver tinsel|
|Wing||Zonker strip, natural squirrel, tanned|
|Hackle||Hair hackle, same as wing|