Saturday, January 10, 2015

Tying a Marabou Wet Fly Streamer (Winter Steelhead Version)

Here is a simple fly tying video demonstrating how to tie a productive winter steelhead fly pattern for doing wet fly swing presentations. You can change the colors, change from a shanked hook to a tube fly, or an articulated stinger hook. You can make it sparser (with less turns of marabou) or bulkier (with more turns of marabou) depending on what you want to do with it, and you can use two or three colors to make it really interesting. Just leave enough room for more than one feather if you are seeking that "Popsicle" look, or try the famous "Winter Hope" colors to really have some fun with it.

Happy Tying!!

Materials List
Hook:  Orvis 1645 #2 (or size you prefer)
Thread: Black 3/0 (or color preferred) 
Weight: (optional): Dumbell Eyes
Tail: (optional): Blue Ostrich (or color you prefer)
Body Material: Several Strands of New Age Holo Flash
Ribbing: Medium Red Copper Wire (or color you prefer)
Flash: New Age Holo Flash and Blue Flashabou (or color you prefer)
Collar Hackle: Blue Guinea Hackle (or color you prefer)

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