The Global FlyFisher - A Good Place to go for Online Fly Fishing and Fly Tying
First published before January 1st 2001 - More than 12 years ago
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Learn to tie better fliesTying methods, tricks and tips - Become a better fly tyer
If you never tried washing a newly bought saddle, neck or bucktail, it's about time you try! Proper treatment can transform the useless to useful and the mediocre to sublime.
This article features a handful of zonker patterns, which we cover in connection with our thorough theme on tying zonker flies and cutting or buying zonker strips.
Here's a description of how to cut zonker strips yourself and some advice on getting the best store bought material - both as strips and whole skins.
Zonkers are great looking flies with a lot of volume and motion, and the zonker style lends itself well to many types of small fish and worm imitations.
This is an update to one of the first patterns ever featured on the Global FlyFisher. The old article about this fly is from 1996, and has been in the site with its scanned B/W picture since then.