River Zonker, Purple |
Originated and Tied By Paul Smith
|Name ||River Zonker |
|Category ||Pacific Salmon |
|Hook ||T10 - 6H Gamakatsu, Size 1 |
|Tail ||Krystal Flash - Color to Match|
|Body ||Estaz - Color to Match|
|Wing||Rabbit Zonker Strip - Color to Match|
|Eyes ||Chrome Daz-L Eyes 3/16|
River Zonker was originated and tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Paul Smith. You can see more of the flies in this series and many more of Paul's Flies at, The Flies of Paul Smith.
Paul Smith Notes: "I thought I might relate to you and your readers why I tie my Alaskan patterns in at least 4 colors. People who have not been to Alaska might not know that all the rivers and streams aren't crystal clear . The glacier rivers have a lot of silt and the purple and black work much better, they seem to silhouette in the stained water. The hot pink, chartreuse and even purple are much better in clear water." Paul, the same is true of many of our Northwest rivers.
You can see more flies in the River Bunny Series and more flies designed and tied by Paul Smith at The Flies of Paul Smith..