Full Rabbit Zonk…

Late last night I tied this one. It’s most likely been done before, but I can’t remember seeing in this way. I think of this primarily as a baitfish and I wanted to it as a big one. It will probably do great as an imitation of different worms (N: Børstemark) Rabbit zonkers tend to get very heavy, but when tied in this style it will not be too heavily dressed. I guess a cone head in front would be great also. Hook is Mustad C52S sz.2. Use any color of rabbit strips.

First tie in the selected rabbit strip for the back. Secure it with varnish or glue. Remember to leave enough on both ends.

Now select the main color of the body. Use a paper clip as shown. Do not use to much at the time. I use a split thread. There are several brands out there. Mine comes from The Silk Lady(Staffan Lindstrom).

Spin the fur and start winding. Pull back the hairs as you tie it in. Use a brush.

Select the collar fur and repeat.

Time to tie in the back strip and finish the fly.


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