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: Feather Brain--Marabou Gills


striblue
12-28-2002, 10:19 PM
Here is another experiment... placing marabou as the fluffy movement under two sheets of Hackle pieces. I have included at closer picture of the head from up and below in the next two posts.

striblue
12-28-2002, 10:24 PM
Here is the top view..note the flaring of the surface gills which are partially locked in by surface epoxy leaving the inner two gills, a aqua green hackle and then the marabou to move freely..water will flow both from without and within the fly, moving the marabou.

striblue
12-28-2002, 10:31 PM
Here is the bottom up view which gives you a better perspective of how the water will move into the fly... this fly would need a lead keel to compensate for the heavy top weight of the epoxy..but for this purpose I have not included one. Actually the bottom up view is very close to what a real fish would look like looking into the gills. I hope the stripers think the same.