Marabou Fly Tying

The more you know about marabou fly tying, the better your chances will be of catching a big trout or salmon. An increasing number of fishermen have started using marabou feathers when fly tying, and it’s always good to know about some of the different tips and tricks when it comes down to how exactly you should tie them on the hook. Even with the best feathers, you will still need to have a good solid technique when it comes to the way you tie it. By following some of these detailed steps, you will get a feel for how to do it next time you go out fishing.

Using orange marabou is one of the most common practices among fishermen, because the color tends to attract a wide range of fishes. It is part of what is called the “Bonefish Special”, a great method of fly tying that is sure to catch at least a few saltwater fish every single time. The key to a great tie is using marabou as the collar. Although typically this type of feather is not used with tarpon flies, it can be highly effective when going fishing in any body of water. It goes very smoothly through the water and works perfectly when fishing.




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Marabou feathers are used by so many different fishermen because of the smooth motion it makes through the water, gliding along flawlessly. It absorbs the water efficiently and causes the fly to sink even faster than usual. There are many different aspects to fly tying, so it can get a little bit complicated. One thing that every serious fisherman should know is that marabou fly tying is a great method which thousands have used to catch all kinds of fish. It can be used on a lot of different patterns, which is why it is typically so attractive to those who go fishing on a regular basis and really want to catch something.




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The method you use to get your marabou feather nice and neat basically involves pinching the very tip of the marabou, tying in a full plume to each side of the fly. You will have to decide which kind of plumes you want to use, however many seasoned fishermen choose the very fluffy ones. When it comes to using these feathers, there are many different uses you can get out of them, including tailing and sometimes wings if you have a smaller bonefish fly. When tailing with marabou, you will want to simply strip off a portion of the barbs from the plume and tie a full one.

Anyone who decides to use the wings will want to hold them between the thumb and forefinger and tie the tips of the marabou together. Using these fly tying techniques when you go wishing will greatly increase your chances of getting the fish to bite. Remember that there are a lot of different patterns to use and other tying methods to consider, however these have been proven to be the most effective, so you will want to try them first.