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Old 07-17-2013, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

I will try and get some pictures in the next couple days.

I figured I'd go ahead and tie up another and see how it went. This time I used about 6 feathers per hook. This looks like it will bulk up the fly where I am wanting it, but I haven't got it wet yet to see. That will be tomorrow morning.

One thing I tried was I tied 3 feathers back normally (towards the tail) on the front hook, then the other 3 I tried to spin around to bulk up the front. I don't think this worked too well - some of the maribou feathers were real stiff and I ended up with hoops of the feather spines sticking out a bit. I just clipped them to flatten them out some.

I also wrapped the front hook with galvanized steel wire for some weight - about 2 wraps from about 3/4 the way down the shank towards the hook on up to about 1/4. The fly has a noticeable amount more weight to it. I am really anxious to see how it works tomorrow.

So pictures to come when I get a chance, I will be pretty busy the next day or so. We'll see.
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