Published Feb 7. 2023 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Feb 8. 2023

Marabou Black Ghost

Here we will be tying the fly Black Ghost by mr. Herbert Welch. This time I'll be tying my personal version of it which I prefer to use for seatrout when I fish for that fish in salt water on the tides in the beautiful Westfjords of Iceland. I have to admit that Black Ghost is 100% my favourite streamer pattern ever. The deal with this saltwater version is to keep the profile of the fly as slim as possible because as mentioned in the video, the sand eel that the seatrout is eating are soo small and thin! They are like little needles of silver maybe inch long, maybe inch and a half. Therefore I want the profile of the fly to be slim, and yes! It works fantastic. Also in my area the seatrout is eating herring so small baitfish patterns work good as well. However this version of the fly is also an excellent choice for stream and lake fishing. The fly catches both brown trout, seatrout an even salmon. It's not too complicated to tie one and totally worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing. The Black Ghost is my Go-to fly and has been for decades and will be in future. Always have a Black Ghost in your fly box please.


Author: Herbert Welch.
Hook: Ahrex NS115 Deep streamer #4
Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk 50D black.
Tail: Veniard yellow marabou.
Rib: Semperfli silver wire medium.
Body: UNI Black floss.
Wing: Hareline dubbin white rabbit zonker.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.
Eyes: Skull or epoxy mask, or epoxy eyes glued on.

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