English Booby

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  • Hook: Mustad R72 Size 8
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive
  • Eyes: Round Foam Balls
  • Eye Holder: Nylon Material
  • Body: Dubbed Olive Marabou
  • Rib: Medium Copper Wire
  • Tail: Olive Marabou
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Tie some olive marabou in for the tail. It should be the length of the hook.

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Tie in some medium copper wire, which will be used to rib the fly later.

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Dub some marabou onto the thread.

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Wrap dubbing forward to form the body. Leave some room at the eyelet for the foam eyes.

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Wrap the wire forward to form 4 to 5 ribs on the fly.

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Wrap foam balls in nylon mesh and then tie into hook near eyelet.

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Figure 8 thread around eyes until they are sitting evenly on both sides of the hook.

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Dub more marabou onto the thread near the eyelet.

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Wrap the marabou around and in-between eyes to finish off the head.

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This fly is an EXCEPTIONAL pattern when fished with a full sink line on shallow marl flats.