Another gem from Argentine Master Tyer, Ruben Martin
The advantages of tube flies are apparent, and tying this Zonker Bait by Ruben Martin should not be kept from you as a viable option for freshwater or saltwater outings.
The fly is well suited for easy tying and modifications of both size and color, and since it is a tube fly, choices of hook sizes are again ‘dealers’ option, as well as how to swim the fly, free or fixed in the tube or junction tubing.
Tube: Flexitube Protube.
Thread: UNI 8/0 or 6/0.
Wing: Zonker strips.
Weight: Alambre de plomo, grueso [lead wire, thick].
Body: Flexi braid tubing.
Choose substitutes for these . . .
- Eyes: Epoxy 3D
- Head: Poxipol [two-component epoxy adhesive (glue)].