11 Zonkers Zonking

Hmmmm….. I’ve got nothing for the pipers piping, so let really stretch this one and go with a Zonker pattern because of the use of the Piping in the body… Ya, can you feel the stretch?  

On the eleventh day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
11 Zonkers zonking
10 Frogs a leaping
9 Golden Girls
8 Royal Wulff’s
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

Saltwater Zonker

http://www.saltwaterflies.com/ezzonker.html

Hook: #4 – #1 Tiemco 800S or 811S or Eagle Claw 254SS or Mustad C68S SS or other short shank hook
Thread: clear mono (fine – .006”) and 3/0 Monocord (white)
Body: small pearl E-Z Body tubing (w/ black lateral line)
Underbody / Tail: Flashabou or Sparkleflash
Wing: zonker strip (rabbit is most common, but mink, squirrel and other little furry animals with short hair make beautiful flies with unusual patterns). White, chartreuse, tan, olive are all excellent colors for the wing of this fly. Natural colors can be used to make effective freshwater versions of the E-Z Zonker. (Chartreuse fly pictured above – White fly featured in tying steps).
Eyes: size 2.5EY prismatic eyes held in place with one turn of clear thread and epoxied

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Help Wanted, Lend me your eyes and a click

The Angler’s Net The Essence of Fly Fishing contest is now in the voting stage. There are 3 categories to vote in, Favorite Adventure Journal, Favorite Fly Tying Video and Favorite Fly Fishing Video. I entered a video into the fly tying portion of the contest. I’m up against Alex from The Day Tripper Blog. My Elk Hair vs his Butt Monkey. I’m not asking you to vote for me, but just to vote.

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10 Frogs a Leaping

Thanks to The Day Tripper Alex for providing this pattern. The frog is actually a pretty good pattern for pike and bass, and if you have never had the pleasure of experiencing a surface take from a bucket mouth or seen the toothy grin of the snot rocket break the surface for a fly, you are in for a treat. Enjoys your holidays and I’m hoping that you got at least a few new toys for the water or the vise.

On the tenth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
10 Frogs a leaping
9 Golden Girls
8 Royal Wulff’s
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

The Frog by Alex C

Hook: Bass Bug Hook
Weed Guard: Heavy Mono
Tail: Sparse Marabou. Flash
Butt: Spun Deer Body Hair
Legs: Rabbit Strips
Body: Stacked Deer Body Hair
Head: Spun Deer Body Hair
Eyes: Doll Eyes

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Keep a hook in your vise

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