normal use of Mink fur is as a nymph body, however
Talon has added to the useage range of this wonderful
material by introducing it into their Zonker range.
even if you require Mink for your nymphs, and in the
past only had the standard white and dark brown to
chose from, you can now add 9 more exciting fresh
produces a great fly dubbing material, and with 11
colours the range covers almost all caddis and even
red spinner flies, the hair can be dubbed very finely,
for use with # 22's or thick and then it can be used
on larger flies like months or grass hoppers.
super advantage of Mink Zonker when used as a dubbing
is you can use the guard hairs as tails and the colour
matches the body perfectly.
Mink Zonker is the fastest possible way to produce
a mouse pattern , and when the hair wets up it starts
to sink slightly, just like a real mouse, and what
do big Trout, Bass and Pike think of any easy to reach
mouse, its a meal wrapped in brown fur!
if you haven't tried a brown mink mouse, then a pink
or salmon coloured one will amaze you. Now don't ask
me where any fish has ever seen a pink or salmon coloured
mouse, unless he's had a good night out on the town,
from the top down are:
Chartreuse, Pink, Salmon, Gold, Purple, Olive, Green,
Orange, Brown, Black, White, Natural.
lenght of the zonker 410mm / 16inches
Average hair length 25mm / 1inch
Talon Mink Zonker Strip is produced from farmed animals
and this results in a controlled standard product
and quality. Talon
Mink Zonker strip is fresh Mink, not a hand-me down
coat cut up or just recycled.
Mink Zonker Strip Mouse Fly
Hook : Talon Streamer or Long
shank size to suit.
Thread : Talon Real Silk
or a colour to suit the hair.
Eyes : Talon Real Fish eyes,
colour to contrast with the body colour.
Body and Tail : Talon Mink Zonker.
easy! Just take a Mink Zonker
Strip, tie it in at the tail and wind on, add your
eyes, whip finish the head. Then cut the tail down
at a bevel to nothing.