people who haven't used Polecat Zonker Strip before,
you are in for a real treat. And you like me will
be asking yourself why didn't I use this material
years ago and why hasn't my local Fly shop stocked
the people who supplied the product didn't make much
fuss about it and the tiers who constructed flies
with it said nothing, but quietly caught more than
their share and smiled. And now you could say, the
cats out of the bag.
why is Polecat Zonker Strip so special ?
hair has a blackened end section, just like the dark
back on almost all baitfish.
hair is very densely packed together and as a result
it becomes semi buoyant, which produces a marvelous
baitfish pattern, because when the fly is retrieved
in quick short jerks, like a baitfish, the fly darts
downwards and then drifts back upwards to the surface.
weight to the body of the fly and you produce a great
sub surface baitfish.
guard hairs make great 'tails' for nymphs and caddis.
Zonker Strip is longer than rabbit zonker. The
uses of Polecat Zonker strip in fly tying have just
Talon Polecat Zonker Zonker Strip is produced from
farmed animals and this results in a controlled standard
product and quality.
from the top down:
Dun, Pink, Peach, Purple, Dark Blue, Olive, Green,
Light Blue, Orange, Red.
hair length: 30mm / 1¼
Average guard hair: 35mm / 1.38 inches
Zonker length 40cm / 16inches