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How to tie a bead head one marabou plume fly

Fly tying. This pattern is a hybrid of a wooly bugger and the Guadalupe fly.

8
STEPS
TOOLS
Place the bead on the hook and start your thread.

Place the bead on the hook and start your thread.

Measure from the top of the Maribou feather the length of the hook and tie in the feather as pictured.

Measure from the top of the Maribou feather the length of the hook and tie in the feather as pictured.

Move the thread forward to the bead and then using the Maribou feather as dubbing, wrap towards the bead and thread.

Move the thread forward to the bead and then using the Maribou feather as dubbing, wrap towards the bead and thread.

Tie off the feather, trim any excess and build a head behind the bead. Whip finish and secure with head cement.

Tie off the feather, trim any excess and build a head behind the bead. Whip finish and secure with head cement.

Versions can also be done in olive, white or chartreuse.

As you can see, it does catch fish. I used a chartreuse version of this fly while fishing the Guadalupe River in Texas.

As you can see, it does catch fish. I used a chartreuse version of this fly while fishing the Guadalupe River in Texas.

  • 1.0 #6 streamer hook
  • Orange thread
  • 1.0 Copper or gold bead
  • 1.0 Yellow Maribou feather
  • Head cement.