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Marabou Candlefish

Name Marabou Candlefish
Category King and Coho Salmon
Hook Straight-Eyed Saltwater or Stainless Steel; Sizes 2 - 2/0
Thread Black
Body Flat Silver Tinsel
Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Wing

Light Blue Marabou over Olive Marabou, over White Marabou; 5
or 6 Strands of Red FisHair side on Each Side

Head Black

This is a marabou version of a popular Candlefish imitation-the Alaska Candlefish, developed by Ernest Schwiebert. Dr. Schwiebert's fly was tied with bucktail-a bit more sparse than this, but the marabou, which has a tendency to shrink down in water is tied with larger bunches. The marabou also adds a little more action to the fly. The fly is versatile; it can be fished in the estuary when schooling Coho are feeding on candlefish, or it can be fished in the river for Kings and Coho on the spawning run as an attractor.

 

 

 

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