Originally Posted by lthrnk03
I am sitting here watching a fly tying video, Biot series with Bill Heckles, He's using chickabou for a couple of patterns. I don't have any on hand, so I am wondering what a suitable replacement would be. CDC??
I would use the philoplumes also called after shaft feather. Try a ringneck pheasant to get a size similar to chickabou. I think standard marabou from a turkey would be too big to match chickabou.
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Can you post the url for the video so we can see how large the chickabou is?