Fly Tying Tips and Tricks: Working with Marabou

in another fantabulous tying tutorial from Dennis Shaw at UKFlyDressing, this time we venture into the soft and fluffy world of Marabou feathers with some invaluable tips on getting the most from this lively and versatile material. Workingwithmarabou

” There are basically two ways to tie in marabou for wings and tails. Below I will show you both ways. I have shown them for tails, but the process is exactly the same for tying in wings. I’ll leave it to you to decide which one you use. ” Workingwithmarabou-16little technique details that make a big difference.

click either image for the complete tutorial. enjoy !

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it didn’t come out exactly as envisioned… but then fine tuning ideas is what brings on more ideas. back to the laboratory !