So while this rabbit strip (zonker) style streamer is a relatively simple pattern concept, it still takes some effort to tie correctly and you have to get the proportions just right to make it look how you want it. For instance, a longer tail on this could make a more baitfish style streamer, like a mini baby trout, or tied with a short tail like this it will mimic a sculpin quite perfectly. Either way, doing a dubbing loop, and clipping in strips without the hide attached will help with the cast ability of these flies, and also help (in my opinion) to keep it flowing nicely in the water. Even though these are simple, they are a perfect pattern to be able to fish for trout and other predatory fish in rivers, streams and lakes. Add a sink tip, or even some lead weight to get this down quicker.
To check out the clips I used go to youtu.be/Wp-dAzGLmHs
I made this pattern after seeing a couple small zonker style streamers tied by kurefluer on Instagram. I didn’t come up with this pattern, and being so simple I’m sure someone came up with it before him. instagram.com/kurefluer?igshid=g3er4fl7rwji
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Hook: Risen O’Shaughnessy in size 4 – www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/oshaughnessy-hooks-stainless
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