Aaron's Tying Instructions And Comments On This Pattern
This is a straightforward tie.
1. Place hook in vise.
2. Attach thread to a head's length behind the eye.
3. Tie on the tail, and wrap the thread back to the bend. I generally like the tail to be bushy, since marabou moves so seductively in the water.
4. Tie on the tinsel chenille and advance thread to the head position. Wind body material forward to waiting thread.
5. Tie on beard.
6. Tie on wing.
7. Build head, whip finish and cement.
8. Paint on eyes.
Though I haven't fished streamers all that much in the past, the last two seasons have seen me use them more and more. I enjoy the visual effect of seeing the fish dash, slash and sometimes connect with the fly. My successes have come primarily on freestone streams. Tailwaters have not been so kind, although this summer the East Branch of the Delaware was fairly generous when I used a #14 2XL nymph hook for a Black Nosed Dace. The Marabou Black Ghost has been a decent producer on the Willowemoc Creek.