Redneck Rabbit - Olive
by Steve May - March 15, 2003
Zonkers worked well - Byford zonkers worked better. We were selling countless numbers and training numerous clients how to tie them properly. Painting or glueing eyes to the sides of these flies were very tedious. Steve and I also found the action we could impart on this fly in the water had limits.
We took the winning factor of this pattern which of course is the movement part the rabbit (zonker) strips. We combined this with our other favourite pattern called the Clouser minnow. Now we had the best of both worlds – we added the red throat and because this fly pushes more water than the other two patterns we called it the Redneck Rabbit.