Published Apr 16. 2023 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Apr 19. 2023

Black Ghost Zonker

Here we will be tying the fly Black Ghost by mr. Herbert Welch. This time I'll be tying the Ghost in a zonker version. The Black Ghost is 100% my favourite streamer pattern and the fly is an excellent option for both stream and lake fishing. The fly catches both brown trout, seatrout an even salmon. It's not too complicated to tie one and totally worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing. The Black Ghost is my Go-to fly and has been for decades and will be in future.


Author: Herbert Welch.
Hook: Ahrex NS115 Deep streamer #4
Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk 50D black.
Tail: Veniard yellow marabou.
Rib: Semperfli silver wire medium.
Body: UNI Black floss.
Wing: Hareline dubbin white rabbit zonker.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.
Eyes: Skull or epoxy mask, or epoxy eyes glued on.

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