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Jim Miller 04-17-2011 01:09 PM

Marabou Herring
 
1 Attachment(s)
2/0 600 sp
some feathers
some PB
some marabou
CCG non tack head w/ jurrassic eyes
8" long

tight-lines 04-17-2011 03:51 PM

Nice ...how does it look wet?

Jim Miller 04-17-2011 04:01 PM

Pretty much as it doeswhen dry.

When in the water a fly will fluff like when dry in the air. (this is why marabou is such a great material...it has lots of volume and life in the water))

It is when you take a wet fly and hold it in the air....then it looks different.
(took me a while to understand that) :confused:

juro 04-17-2011 07:01 PM

Marabou's wet nothing profile casts great too

tight-lines 04-18-2011 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Miller
Pretty much as it doeswhen dry.

When in the water a fly will fluff like when dry in the air. (this is why marabou is such a great material...it has lots of volumn and life in the water))

It is when you take a wet fly and hold it in the air....that it looks different.
(took me a while to understand that) :confused:

Damn good point..... never thoughht of it quite like that :confused:

9wt 04-19-2011 12:55 PM

Exactly. Flies look much the same in water as in the air - as long as they are not moving. Once you swing them in a current or retrieve them, they slim down (and wiggle).
Another thing a lot of people forget is that food items (insects, small fish) look glossy when you take them out of the water but in the water they are matt. Of course, the flash from a varnished or epoxied artificial may attract a predator's attention so they still work. I just wonder whether those old dubbed fur patterns work because they are matt and look more natural underwater.

JonC 04-19-2011 07:51 PM

The old dubbed fur patterns in conjunction with hackle and wings have a tendency to trap tiny bubbles of air which sparkle like little globules of silver, which, coincidentally imitates an emerging insect. This is especially true with rough dubbing like hair's ear.
Jon


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