FOX HOLE streamer pattern(s)submitted by Will Taylor - Marabou Streamer Swap

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Submitted By Will Taylor

HOOK Mustad 3665A #4 (I like the Limerick bend)
THREAD Black 6/0
BODY Black Floss, down and back
RIB Flat Silver Tinsel, sz 14
THROAT lemon yellow bucktail, length of hook
UNDERWING orange bucktail, length of hook
WING single white marabou plume
SHOULDER Teal or Mallard flank, tented over front 1/4-1/3 of wing

Will's Comments On This Pattern

The Black Ghost is a pretty classically productive pattern left well-enough alone, but its simplicity almost begs for some innovation. I found this variation one day in the fly shop in Greenville when my son Ben & I got rained off the West Branch, & we proceeded to have a great time with it & West Branch landlocks once we were dried off enough to return. There's one in the jaw of a huge salmon below Little Ambejack falls if you want a closer look.

In continuing to mess with this pattern, I've added a bit of flash to some of these by using silver holographic tinsel ribbing, or by slipping 2-3 strands of pink crystal flash (it reflects the orange nicely) along each side of the underwing. Them real smelts are pretty flashy little critters.

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