Nutria is a great material for a variety of uses. Compared to most rabbit skins the hide is very thin. This makes Nutria ideal for zonker strips which absorb less water than rabbit and are therefore easier to cast. The guard hair is quite long and looks very “buggy” in the water. Patterns that lend themselves well for Nutria zonker strips are the classic trout zonker patterns, Muddlers with a zonker wing, small salmon and steelhead patterns that imitate shrimp, crab patterns and trout sized leeches.
Our zonker strips are cut to a 3mm width for small pattern application. Packages contain 10 strips of 6” (15cm). For those who prefer to cut their own zonker strips we continue to carry Nutria patches.