Phil Ewaniciki ties his Zonker Minnow.
2X or 3X long streamer hook
Diagonal cut rabbit zonker strip tailing material - dark maribou or bucktail or squirrel
crystal flash or flashabou (optional)
optional weight - lead wire
Hook: tier’s choice
Wing #1: white bucktail
Body: pearl mylar
Wing #2: White bucktail with a little SF UV Flash Blend underneath
Eye: optional tier’s choice
Fresh or saltwater baitfish pattern. Adjust colors to suit.
Hook: Owner flyliner #1
Eyes: Tab eyes from bearsden.com
Body: Tan and Chartreuse craft fur
Flash: Krystal Flash
I've always liked the bendback. I recently started tying them this way to let them push a little more water while still being relatively weedless. I also like to tie these in all black.
Hook: Mustad C71SSS or 34007 Size 2
Eyes: brass dumbbell eyes small or medium
Tail: Craft Fur, tan (1) or white (2), with a couple of strands of crystal flash
Body: Estaz sparkle chenille grande pink (1) or white (2)
Sparkle palmer chenille tan (1) or white (2)
Thread: White, red or orange
Can be tied with any color craft fur or body material you think will catch fish.
Emmit likes this fly for fishing around docks - especially at night. He likes this heavy wire hook for this application. Key points about this fly are to keep it small and sparse and include the weed guard since you'll be throwing it tight to docks and such.
Hook: Mustad Size 2 2XH 2XS
Weedguard: Mason hard mono. 16lb
Tail: tan craft fur
Hackle: Grizzly died brown/red
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