Marabou: Excellent Fly Tying Material

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The macro lens reveals the Marabou tail feather is not of the best quality that I used.

Here is an excellent piece re Marabou feathers by Paul Joergensen at Global Fly Fisher

4 Responses to “Marabou: Excellent Fly Tying Material”

  1. 1 joseph Russell
    February 20, 2014 at 10:27

    I love using marabou makes for excellent movement action in that water. That is a great looking fly.


  2. 3 OldOriginalBugbinder
    February 13, 2014 at 16:39

    At the Badger Flyfishers’ Spring Opemer last Saturday I saw a BWO emerger with a “marabou” tail made from a feather from the very top of the head of a bobwhite quail: “mini-maribou”.


    • February 13, 2014 at 18:01

      I bet that added excellent life to the small pattern. Even the smaller Chickabou feathers are nice for mid size flies and the very small tuffs of hackle at the lower end of the hackle stem that are often discarded can be plucked off, trimmed up and tied in for a mini-marabou like effect.


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