United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Marabou Nymph

Tied by: Mike Maddalena

Hook: Tiemco 200, size 10 or 12
Tail: Marabou, Color golden brown
Body: Marabou, golden brown
Thorax: Dubbing, dark olive
Wing case: Peacock Herl
Legs: Lemon wood duck

I came to develop this nymph pattern quite some time ago, when I was early into fly tying.  I puchased Randall Kaufman’s  Fly Tyers Nymph Manual, which I particularly enjoyed tying his Marabou Mayfly Nymph pattern.  I still use his basic construction, but add a few different materials.  It has been very effective in ponds and lakes or rivers and streams, using a dead drift or with a real slow retrieve.  The marabou’s natural wavy movement with the least resistance from the water, makes it irresistible.