Marabou troubles

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  1. JonT

    JonT Active Member

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    I must have the wrong "kind" of marabou. I'm trying to tie intruder type flies, and palmering isn't working. The quill seems too thick to wrap. What should I be working with?
     
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    Blood quill marabou is what you want for wrapping. I recommend fish hunter brand. Thin stems are key to a good palmered marabou collar.
     
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    Thanks, bud. Will do.
     
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    Fish Hunter brand is good, I've also been really impressed with the marabou i've gotten from Waters West.
     
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    That's good to know. I've noticed the quality of marabou blood quill plums is all over the board. When I tie my Turbo Leech and WB patterns, I use the butt end of a feather to wrap forward and create the body so a thin quill is desirable. ... and sometimes, those are danged hard to find.
     
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    Can't say I've tried wrapping any of the butt ends. All those just end up hastily tied to a hook for rock fishing off the jetty. Least picky fishery I've ever experienced.
     

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