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zonker flies

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i did a search and found a lot of posts on zonker paterns and i will be tying up some slumpbusters today at lunch.

Any other pictures of your favorite zonker strip streamers. I want to tie some sculpins up and am contemplating buying the sculpin heads instead of messing with deer hair.

recipes optional i can normally pick out materials from pictures. thanks guys.

Posted on: 2012/5/11 10:45
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Re: zonker flies

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A double bunny is kinda cool.

Just 1 strip of rabbit on top and 1 on the bottom. Mix and match colors.

You may have to glue the strips together with zap a gap.

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if you try to connect them with thread do they lose their movement?

Posted on: 2012/5/11 11:25
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No, no movement lose. Just the will seperate in the middle and if you use thread there you will surely trap some hair.

I secure with thread at the tail and head and then glue the middle together.

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this was my first attempt. Not too bad but i think the strips i bought are pretty spars and the skin part is very thick and bright white. They were only 1.99 at gander i am just playing around. Not too bad and i bet it will catch trout just not as good as i want to be with them. I will keep at it.

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Posted on: 2012/5/11 12:57
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i will be losing the large amount of thread as i get better. The patern i saw has you wrap the zonker arount the fly. If the strip had been more dense it would have covered the leather part.

Any advice on wrapping the strip. Also this is just grizzly hackle not wet fly hackle. Ill let you guys know if this wacky thing works.

Posted on: 2012/5/11 12:59
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I got this one from Harry Murry. Works well on all swimmers.

Posted on: 2012/5/12 10:24
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Here are some double bunnies I have tied.

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For the slumpbuster, wrap the zonker strip instead of a hackle. Simple easy to tie fly. I have about 5 dozen in all colors that I tied for salmon last year.

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When you wrap the strip how do you compete with the leather. Maybe the fur i used was too thick but i was left with a leather belt if you will when i wrapped it. I tied the fur in a snipped the leather part out. I dubbed over the thread then added the hackle to cover up.

Well the fly did work. I have attached some brookies from friday on my 15 min tester on a recently stocked stream. Landed 3 lost 2 others.

The catch and release picture wasn't planned. I wanted to get a picture of the fly in the fishes mouth for this thread but he plopped back in. I just winged a shot off with my droid and well i got lucky can you spot the little bit bigger brookie?

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Posted on: 2012/5/14 11:26
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Re: zonker flies

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i will say this though. The action of the zonker strips are insane. i think these will be replacing the wooly bugger for my go to streamer. I had weighted my fly but noticed it took a little longer for it to sink. Any suggestions.

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Re: zonker flies

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try different types of cone heads. Some may sink better than others.

Use "cross cut" zonkers to get a better wrap.

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thanks for the insight ryguyfi

Posted on: 2012/5/14 14:37
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Re: zonker flies

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Tied these with zonker strips and sculpin helmets
Its a pattern by Rich Strolis - The Meat Helmet Sculpin

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if tou tie the double bunnies and whip finish them instead of glueing them there will be more movement but keep the actual sking short so it doesnt foul in the hook

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