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baseman1 05-30-2013 09:20 AM

Dubbing with Marabou
Hey folks I tried something new today and dubbed some stray strands of marabou today and it turned out great. There are strands sticking out in all directions. Once I get some pics taken I will post them. Has anyone else tried this?

jaybo41 05-30-2013 10:26 AM

Re: Dubbing with Marabou
Yes, I tie a leech pattern that uses only marabou and flash in the tail if you like. The body is made of dubbed marabou, just apply it on your thread as you would regular dubbing. It can get bulky though, so you have to tighten it as you wrap and/or be careful not to apply too much at one time. Tease it out with a brush when you're done. Good fly.

baseman1 05-30-2013 02:06 PM

Re: Dubbing with Marabou
I will have to try this.

bigfishcatcher 05-30-2013 02:10 PM

Re: Dubbing with Marabou
I dub a few streamers with marabou. Has a great action in the water.

jaybo41 05-30-2013 04:01 PM

Re: Dubbing with Marabou

Originally Posted by baseman1 (Post 560699)
I will have to try this.

You absolutely should. Here are some simple instructions:

Streamer Hook: I use Daiichi 2220, or whatever you like.

Take some of the tips from a blood quill Marabou and tie them in at the tail. Add flash if you like.

Then cut/strip some of the plumage you'd otherwise throw away from the feather you just used for the tail and apply to your thread.

Wrap this up to the bead. Then take some wraps back to the tail through what you just dubbed. This will help keep the base of the dubbing in place. Add more dubbing and re-wrap to the abdomen of the fly.

Make a few wraps to give a taper to the body in the abdomen and then wrap forward to your bead or eye of the hook.

You can wrap back to the tail again if you like and overlay those wraps back up to the bead if you want to lock it down.

Take a brush and tease out the marabou, especially the abdomen and head of the fly. Black is an obvious color choice.

Don't be afraid to mix colors either. Black & olive, Black & claret are winners.

JoJer 05-30-2013 04:14 PM

Re: Dubbing with Marabou
Try using your marabou scraps in a dubbing loop.

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