All tied on size 6 gamakatsu, trout seem to like them in NZ when they arent looking up.
Eyes - various lead or bead chain depending depth and speed of water fished - tie these in first.
Body - After piercing the rabbit or muskrat fur over the point of the hook make a dubbing loop of uv diamond brite (whatever colour, uv hares ear seems to be gold) along the shank, brush out to a shaggy finish and wrap forward to just behind the eyes.
Tie down the hide leaving a small space (approx 3mm) behind the eyes.
make a composite dubbing loop - lazer or ice dub, cut rabbit fur and lay evenly and neatly along the lazer dub, add uv diamond brite as a 'scrim' to help it all stay together (youtube Jerry French on composite loops for this, awesome way to tie!) wrap approx 3 wraps to fill the gap up to the eyes. Tie off loop, tidy up the head and add 2x grizzly hackle tips - just because.
i sometimes add barred grizzly marabou into the composite loops for extra shananagans.
Anyone know of good source for Muskrat zonkers? Im plum out and its great gear for small trout size streamers.
Last edited by ozswitch; 02-27-2015 at 06:32 PM.