Derek's Marabou Damsel

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    A little bit more involved than Kaufmann's but not much.

    hook - Dai Riki 270 #10
    thread - MFC 8/0 light olive
    tail - marabou olive
    body - marabou olive
    rib - copper wire x-fine
    legs/wing case - marabou olive
    eyes - 25lb Amnesia/green glass beads



    mash barb, attach thread

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    the eyes have it

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    tie in ribbing and wrap back to hook barb

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    measure marabou (hook gap length past bend) and tie in

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    wrap butt ends forward, forming body

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    wrap rib

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    assume the ventral position; measure another marabou feather for length and tie in

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    rightside up, pull marabou butts over top, tie down behind eyes; half hitch x2, SHHAN, trim wing case

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Good-looking nymph. I'll have to try a few of those. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Love the look of this. Will tie a few I think.

    Wayne