Martin Fabricius
4 years ago

A fly and pattern by Kim Sørensen

Tube: Black
Body: Raw weight gold beads and yellow dubbing
Hackle: Yellow hen
Wing: Yellow rat zonker
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Legs: Yellow/green rubber legs
Head: Yellow deer hair

#salmon #laks #storåenn #skjern #tube #zonker

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Definitely liking this one Martin. Is the Zonker really from a rat or is that just a name?

Martin Fabricius
4 years ago

It is ondatra rat, Bill. A really soft material, with a massive under wool. From my point of view, it could easily be replaced by rabbit zonker strips :) It swims well, the muddler head is creating a lot of turbulens, that makes the zonker strip wiggle.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Here it's called muskrat. Thanks for clarifying this for me. I like the pattern a lot. Have to check to see if I can duplicate it with my stash of materials. If not, a rabbit Zonker will be substituted. Great look to it.

Martin Fabricius
4 years ago

I've posted another picture of it, seen from another perspective. The body could be made of US tube instead. It's important to tie in some dubbing to help lifting the wing a bit. The most important part is the muddler head. It should only cover 3-5 mm of the tube and consist of 1-2 small stacks of deer hair.

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