Playing around with some color combination for the Jelly Bean Zonker. I really like the yellow orange. Together with the natural colored zonker stripe it looks killer imho.
Today, I was playing around in the laboratory with uv resin and different powder. Just for fun, just to get new ideas. I got a two toned belly in my mind. After some testing, this little guy was born. Pretty simple, but with a little touch of finesse. It reminds me of a jelly bean, so the name was pretty simple – Jelly Bean Zonker 😉
It’s important to use a wide gap hook, so the @ahrexhooks NS122 Light Stinger size 6 was perfect for this little guy. I could imagine, that sea trout, browntrout and chub will like it. Hopefully! :-D
I don’t know, when I’ve tied a small fly for the last time…must be months ago… the hands are a bit stiff, but I guess after some flies, it will be better…hopefully. :-)
This emerger was tied on a Daiichi 1130 # 14. Some Bug Bond Lite on a Polish Quill for the abdomen, Petitjean CDC and dubbing for the thorax and some Partridge as legs.
When it’s getting colder, I like to fish for perch with popper-sytyle flies. I don’t fish them the normal way on the surface as a topwater fly. I use a super fast sinking line and attach just a short piece of mono or fc with a length between 100-50 cm to the front loop as a leader/tippet. The popper will float above the sinking line. The height it floats depends on the length of the tippet and on the current. The current will push the popper down.
You should cast the line out and give it time to sink to the bottom. When you strip the line in, the popper swims towards the bottom. If you do a pause, the popper will rise towards the surface again. How often you strip and pause depends on the water you fish and the situation.
A very good fly even in murky water, because it makes a lot of shock waves. It also works great, when you have an uneven bottom and the risk to loose a normal streamer is very high.
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- Hook: Ahrex Nordic Salt Light Stinger #4
- Weight: Lead Wire
- Tail: Mallard, SLF Saltwater Dubbing, CDC
- Antenna: Krystal Flash and Fluoro Firbe
- Eyes: Mono Eyes (selfmade)
- Body: SLF Saltwater Dubbing
- Legs: CDC and Spey Hackle twisted in Dubbing Loop
- Back: Spey Hackle Fibres
- Head: Flashabou Mirage
I’ve tied a Burner streamer on an AHREX Curved Gammarus #6 and it looks goooooooood! ; – )
Some time ago, I made a step by step tutorial about this streamer. You can find it here: https://theonefly.com/?p=3094