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  1. Patterns for other species
    Bit of an epic tying these.....? I see these sometimes referred to as " snake flies", but to my mind they are nothing like a snake fly, so tandem zonker it is. Never tried these personally, but heard they can be very good...we'll see
  2. Patterns for other species
    Goby Zonker Hareline barred zonker in Brown Hareline Rainbow Scud Dark dubbing Varivas Saltwater match hook 4mm 3D eyes A very good pattern for coastal seatrout and simple enough to tie:thumb: Cheers Cb
  3. Northern European Style Patterns
    One for tonights class. Apparently based on a Mikael Frodin Sea Trout fly. Must have been before he decided we needed really expensive materials from FITS in all our flies :D Tip - Oval Gold Tag - GloBrite #4 Rib - Oval Gold Rear Body - Gold Tinsel Front Body - Black Seals Fur picked out...
  4. Northern European Style Patterns
    Couple of Zonker wings
  5. Northern European Style Patterns
    Sunray shadow-type flies with Zonker wings. Length from 1.5-3.5 inches. There's a loop of 40lb nylon on the longer wing ones to try and stop the Zonker fouling. It seems to work so far, but my casting may determine otherwise over a few days.....
  6. Northern European Style Patterns
    Hi All, This is my first shot at using zonker. And it's on a Waddington :):nod::nod::evil: I've heated the shank and turned it 90 degrees to hold a double hook- as I think the tail will not flutter as nicely with a treble and I wanted to see how easy it is to twist the shank (heated with a...
  7. Northern European Style Patterns
    Futurefly Barred Rabbit Zonker with peacock herl topping. The body has Copper litebrite an orange Spey hackle and blue Schlapen with a drainer disc. I've tied it on inner tube with a Tungsten cone in the body as is 'la mode du jour';). it's about 2" long.
  8. Northern European Style Patterns
    2 Fox wing and 1 Zonker wing Octopussy variants. The head Hackle is Ostrich fibres wound in a dubbing loop. I think the cones are FITS Turbo cones, or Futurefly UFO discs. They should be mobile flies. Pictures aren't great, I like the Zonker wing best in the flesh. Zonker close up: Fox...
  9. Northern European Style Patterns
    TYING THE BANANA OPPOSSUM ZONKER WITH RYAN HOUSTON 2018 - YouTube
  10. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Thought I might as well join in, lol. A couple of size 7 Cascade with zonker wings. One Mink and on Rabbit.
  11. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Couple of zonker wing shrimps , fur cut off the strip. I used the same soft grizzle hackle as on the other Zonker tube. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've ever seen a shrimp with a wing but a cascade has one so they must have;)
  12. Northern European Style Patterns
    Playing about with some Hareline Zonker, looks great in the water. 3/4" Aluminium Tube., opal itv over white floss, copper dubbing #4 glo brite and a soft grizzle hackle.
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