How To Tie The Rabbit Zonker: Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Rabbit Zonker

The first and most popular Rabbit Zonker was created by Dan Byford. This fly has evolved and spun off in many different directions but the classic still holds strong for me. With the hidden lead wire, this fly gets to depth quickly and can be adjusted based on the water type you are fishing. The Mylar underbelly imitates a baitfish belly perfectly and the rabbit strip over top creates a great two-tone contrast as well as excellent movement in the water. This fly will fish in many, many, different conditions and for just as many species of fish.

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The Rabbit Zonker Ingredients List / Recipe:

Hook – Tiemco 5263
Lead Wire – .030 Lead Wire
Thread – UTC Ultra Thread 140 Denier Olive
Under Body – Flashabou Minnow Body Large
Over Body – Rabbit Strips Olive
Hackle – MFC Barred Schlappen Olive/Black

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Stonfo Transformer Vise
Scissors – Dr. Slick Razor Scissors
Bobbin – Tiemco Double Arm Bobbin Heavy
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish

Please let us know if you have any questions or feel free to drop a line in the comments.  We would love to hear what you think about this pattern!

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How To Tie The Rabbit Zonker: Fly Tying Instructional Video

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