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Micro Zonkers Dai-Riki 305 #10
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Body: UNI-Mylar #10 Gold/Silver, Wapsi Micro Zonker in different configurations (over/under)
Head: 3mm Bead, Hare’s ear Plus Dubbin Dark Olive

Got a shipment of some eyeless hooks from Taimen and while I had a order in I got some micro zonkers to see what I could do with them, these small strips of squirrel zonkers makes for a very good  pattern that should come alive in the water on a #12 TMC 5263 streamer hook:



White Zonker out to do some more fishing tomorrow and sat down with a strip of white rabbit zonker and tied up some variations on the same theme: some with eye, some shorter and on different hooks. I prefer to tie up and fish different styles to see how they behave when they actually sit on the end of a tippet, so it will be a friday with experiments on these (and some baitfish). Which one would you tie up if you got handed these?





Rabbit Zonkers

Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 Black
Tail/Body: Single strip of Rabbit Zonker, Tan

Never worked with Zonkers before, but this might be the simplest one yet: a single strip of Rabbit zonker, wrapped around the hook, tied in with thread. I fished this last weekend and got myself a Pollock, so I know it works. The Zonker really flows in the water: the tail and the body hair on this makes for very fluid motion. Of course I had to get a couple of other colors for the sea-trout fishing I’m going for this weekend.