Pattern A GreenButt Dee

Davy

Active Member
#1
I call it a Reaper due to the white/black hackling on the collar.

Hook:partridge CS10 Bartleet 2/0

Ribbing : Medium Oval Silver Laguartun
Body;
Rear 1/4 Chartreuse Floss
Middle 1/4 Hareline Chartreuse ICE dubbing
Front 1/2 Black seal
Body hackle; from the black;black Schlappen,sparse
Front collar; White cock neck hackle over burnt black marabou
Dee wings; Snow Goose Wing
 

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Davy

Active Member
#3
Jesse-just like , burnt goose,turkey,etc.--marabou real briefly dipped in bleach and rinsed under water to release the fibers somewhat--with marabou you gotta be real careful and even then you may not salvage every one.
 
#4
Davy:
Does that remove some of the webbing of the marabeau? Make it more open like hackle? What is the benefit and what kind of flies do you do this on? Is it just a spey thing?
I know lots of questions but you probably got the answers. :ray1: While I am in the questioning mode here what is chickabou? How does it differ from marabeau. I have seen it in some nymph patterns I have been looking at..
Thanks jesse clark
 

Davy

Active Member
#5
jessejames said:
Davy:
Does that remove some of the webbing of the marabeau? Make it more open like hackle? What is the benefit and what kind of flies do you do this on? Is it just a spey thing?
I know lots of questions but you probably got the answers. :ray1: While I am in the questioning mode here what is chickabou? How does it differ from marabeau. I have seen it in some nymph patterns I have been looking at..
Thanks jesse clark
Exactly, it removes the tiny (fuzziness)from the shaft of each barbule.Allows each barbule to flow more independantly.Yes,primarily a spey thing though it could be used on any streamer application calling for this type of hackling.

Marabou come from a turkey-- guess where Chickabou comes from? yeap- a chicken!!!

Whiting Hackle Farms promotes it (even copyrighted the term) I give you their description here:
The marabou like feathers are what we named here at Whiting Farms ChickabouÒ. They are much finer

and more delicate than traditional turkey marabou, which tends to be too large and course for many flies.

And because it’s from a chicken numerous patterns and markings are available to enhance its effectiveness,

particularly grizzly and grizzly dyed olives, brown and bright colors. The color patterns of the black laced

white patterns, which are unique to Whiting Farms, provide an unusual color marking of white tips and black

bases to the ChickabouÒ. When dyed this black laced white offers an enticing splash of color at the fiber tips

to create interest and uniqueness to any fly. ChickabouÒ is therefore often superior in action and application

to turkey marabou.



ChickabouÒ can be used in two basic ways. When tied at the rear of the fly ChickabouÒ provides an

exceptionally alive appearing tail for damsel patterns, dragonflies and smaller woolly buggers. When tied onto

the body of the fly, either sparsely or generously, an incredibly alive breathing and undulating motion of the

ChickabouÒ occurs in even the slightest water movement. An example of a generous application of

ChickabouÒ would be leech patterns or full bodied marabou flies for bass and pan fish. Sparse application

examples would be throats on nymphs, pectral fins on sculpin flies, and anything requiring some aliveness to

the fly. Nothing is buggier than Whiting Farms ChickabouÒ

Davy
 

Scott Behn

Active Member
#7
Heh there Davy, about how long do you want to dip the marabou in the bleach? I haven't tried this yet but have been wanting to. I figured this could also be a way for me to alter the colors I have slightly.

Thanks
 

Davy

Active Member
#8
Scott- LOL. thats the trick- seems like around 5 seconds,sometimes twice then immediatly to cold running water.some times its too much and melts the whole feather-but when you get it right-and the right feather ,you are left with just the web stem--no barbs.VERY very nice stuff.But purples and blacks tend to bleed real bad and-thats the other trick or rub.not all do and thats what I tye with.I have no magic cure or system "yet"
 
#9
Davy, Thanks for the tricks of the trade on bleaching and a very in depth reply to jesse's questions. I will be playing around the sink with bleach and marabou tomorrow for sure. The more I read around here the more I learn. :thumb: :thumb:
Monty
 

Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
#10
Sinktip said:
Davy, Thanks for the tricks of the trade on bleaching and a very in depth reply to jesse's questions. I will be playing around the sink with bleach and marabou tomorrow for sure. The more I read around here the more I learn. :thumb: :thumb:
Monty
Here is another thing you might want to be aware of. Many if not most common bleaches contain a certain amount of chlorine. When chlorine comes in contact with the fluid in your lungs it turns into hydrochloric acid. You can imagine what happens next. The best thing that you can do is wear a respirator with cartridges rated for acid vapor in a well-ventilated space. Many people will perceive this as overkill; others consider it a necessary precaution. Be your own judge but be aware of the possibilities.
TC
 

Jeremy Husby

Is there a Vahalla for fishermen?
#12
I have found my favorite color to burn is Wine Marabou . . .

1:1 might be to fast at first for you, I would dilute with just a little water. Find what works to how fast you can work with the bleach. Using straight bleach continues to burn even while rinsing, so the timing is very important, once it starts to burn I pull. I did this about three years ago to around six bags of marabou and I have never ran out, and I hope I don't because it's not very nice thing to do and I hate bleach.
 

Davy

Active Member
#13
Jeremy is correct, just accept the fact though that you won't salvage every feather,some will disolve on you and BE CAREFUL with the fumes.It is a quick quick quick process--dip-rinse-dip- rinse--stroke the feather thru your thumb and forefinger as you rince it under the tap.