Black Marabou Leech
By Richard Zieger, Iowa
Materials Black Marabou Leech:
Tail and Body: Barbs of the marabou feather.
Note: This can also be tied with a bead head, optional.
Tying Instructions Black Marabou Leech:
1. Wrap thread to bend of the hook.
2. Tie in a small bundle of marabou barbs taken off the stem of the feather.
3. Wrap the barbs of the marabou feather around the thread several times. You want to make a rope of the barbs. As the fish break the barbs they are always trapped under the thread someplace. This fly can look very ratty and still work well.
4. Wrap the rope to the front of the fly and tie off. I do not trim the strands of marabou that stick out on this fly. They just add some more movement. The force of the water also makes them lay against the body.
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