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Black and Blue Marabou Variant

Name Black and Blue Marabou Variant
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Tiemco 7999, 1/0-2/0, Weighted (Optional)
Thread Black
Tail Black Marabou, Hook-Shank or Longer, Tied Comet Style
Body Oval Silver Tinsel
Thorax Blue SLF Dubbing (Subbed for Blue Chenille)
Hackle Two or three turns of Black (I used Long Spey Hackle)
Head Blue Flashabou, Wound (Subbed for Blue Monocord

Black and Blue Marabou Variant is a variation of a fly from the book Fishing For Pacific Salmon by Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, and Pat Trotter. Black and Blue Marabou was attributed in the book to Bob Guard of Eugene, Oregon. Ferguson, Trotter, and Johnson write that it is effective on all Oregon and Northern California Streams for Coho and Chinook.



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