Wide Silver Tinsel with Zonker Strip Pulled Over the Back and Tied Behind the Head
A Few Wraps of Chenille tied to form an Egg Shape
Wrap tying thread from eye to hook bend.
Tie in a piece of wide silver tinsel but don't wind.
Tie in the end of the Zonker strip to form the tail and fold back in order to wind the tinsel.
Wind the thread forward, then the tinsel, leaving enough room to form the chenille head.
Fold the Zonker strip back to the point wear you've finished winding the tinsel.
Tie in the Zonker strip behind the eye, leaving room for the chenille head.
Tie in the chenille, wrap egg-like head, tie off and whip finish.
Note: Choice of colors are yours. Vary it for different conditions and
different fish. The four examples above show different color combinations that can be used. See the
Egg-Sucking Leech, and
Bunny Leech. This fly is a hybrid of those two flies. The rabbit fur makes it a lively fly that works well in slow water.