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lthrnk03 01-16-2013 03:11 PM

Chickabou replacement
 
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??

s fontinalis 01-16-2013 03:13 PM

Re: Chickabou replacement
 
marabou seems the logical choice to me, but chickabou aint that expensive.

Mini marabou is the way to go i believe - chickabou comes from the same place on a chicken that marabou comes from on a turkey

flytire 01-16-2013 05:04 PM

Re: Chickabou replacement
 
use the fluff from the base of a hackle

even a partridge skin contains mini marabou feathers

silver creek 01-16-2013 05:42 PM

Re: Chickabou replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lthrnk03 (Post 517001)
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?


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