Step 9 - trim

Now comes the time when it is almost irresistible to leave it as it is. The remaining marabou forms a pretty nice shape, almost a Marabou Minnow. DOESN’T WORK! This hook is too short. I tried to leave it when developing the fly, and ended up with a crappy hairy thing worth nothing at all. Fly fishing is freedom of the soul, detaching from small-minded, routinely worries... So just cut that thing off! And shave some “extra beard” that eventually don’t look nice.

Photo/illustration: Guilherme Wadt ©2015

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