The Beaded Zonker is a variation of the original zonker created by Dan Ford in the mid-70s. The Beaded Zonker now with lead free wraps of.025 it will get down to where the fish are. Depending on color and size it can imitate any bait fish. This streamer is not just for trout, it's also for bass, musky, pike and any predatory fish. Some of the best ways to to use the beaded zonker is quarter cast and experimenting with the retrieve. 1x to 5x tippet and tapered leader are great choices. 10 to 20lb straight line is a great choice too.