Black Marabou midge

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Black Marabou midge

Post by Roadkill » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:25 pm

Hook-Dai Riki 135 #20
Thread- UTC 70 Black
Shuck-Trilobal Nylon
Body -Black Marabou
Hackle-Grey Ostrich Herl

ImageIMGP0614 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Black Marabou midge

Post by DUBBN » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:20 pm

I swear you are planning a Colorado tailwater trip! Really good pattern!

I would not hesitate putting it on any time of the year. Tailwater, or Freestone!
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Re: Black Marabou midge

Post by letumgo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:09 pm

I’ve often thought of herl fibers as “hackle” on small flies. But this is the first time I remember ever seeing someone else call it that. Makes sense to me. ;)

Great midge pattern. Another Roadkill pattern I will shamelessly copy. :twisted: :D

Wickedly good.
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Re: Black Marabou midge

Post by RickA » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:58 am

William,
Do you apply head cement to the thread base before you palmer the marabou?
I'll sometimes spin the marabou with a thread tag to reinforce it but it then becomes more of a rope.

You guys are killing me.
I'm trying to bang out flies for salmon camp this fall and now I want to dig out midge size stuff... :roll:
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Re: Black Marabou midge

Post by Roadkill » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:52 am

RickA,

No cement to glue it down. I tie the Marabou on by the smaller tips, then twist it around the tying thread not a tag, then wind forward.
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Re: Black Marabou midge

Post by Mike62 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:23 pm

So much to like with this pattern. Thanks for posting it.
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