MARABOU MICKEY FINN streamer pattern(s)submitted by Jonathan Saball - Marabou Streamer Swap

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Submitted By Jonathan Saball

HOOK Mustad #8
BODY Silver mylar tube body or flat tinsel
TAIL Red Feather (optional)
TAG Red thread, to secure the tube body (optional with flat tinsel)
WING White Marabou
EYES Small bunch of yellow marabou on bottom, over which is an equal amount of red marabou, over which is a yellow bunch of marabou equal to the first two bunches combined.

This is one of the 'old' standbys. It was developed during the "gaudy" period of patterns. It does not resemble a baitfish. However, when tied with marabou feathers it simulates a leach.

Jonathan's Comments On This Pattern

This is the first swap that I was in. I am 12 years old and I started to learn to tie flies with my dad this past year. I have been taking a fly tying class from Ron McKusick this fall. I am learning a lot about fly tying. It is fun to go fishing with my dad and catch fish with the flies that we tie.

Dad's (a.k.a. Doug) Comments On This Pattern

This was one of the first patterns I learned to tie, when I was Jon's age. At that time I didn't know of any fly tying classes. So I taught myself and learned a lot of errors in tying. I am also taking Ron's class and I am learning new and the correct way to tie. Back to the pattern. This marabou pattern has been very productive for me. The most memorable time was, yes story time, when I was a teen-ager. It was raining hard; the water was up and very dirty. I was in Winchindon Mass camping with my family. I went to a little creek that entered into a larger stream. The angle that I was casting allowed me to cast into the stream, and retrieve up the creek. I caught about twenty rainbows and brookies within a few hours, but only kept a few to eat. One of the best day's fishing I've ever had.

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