Published Jun 17. 2019 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Jun 17. 2019

Zkinny

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A small easy-to-tie baitfish imitation using a zonker strip as the main feature.

Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
Very easy
Instruction: 
  1. Tie in the thread right behind the hook eye.
  2. Cut a short and narrow zonker strip.
  3. Tie it in, just leaving room for the eyes in front.
  4. Form an even thread base for the eyes.
  5. Tie in a bead chain between the first and second bead.
  6. Cut the two beads off.
  7. Secure the eyes with plenty tight criss-cross wraps.
  8. Dub the thread very lightly with hair plucked from the zonker strips.
  9. Cover the gap hehind and between the eyes.
  10. Whip finish and cut thread.
  11. Varnish generously in front and under the eyes.
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Ahrex NS172 – Curved Gammarus size 4
Thread
Black 8/0
Wing
Narrow rabbit zonker strip
Dubbing
Rabbit hair
Eyes
Bead chain
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