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Black Marabou trout fly

Description and use The Black Marabou trout fly is a night-time fly best used when conditions are very dark. Represents a bully or smelt and is particularly effective in early summer around lake edges when the smelt are in close to shore. Tied on size 2 to 8 size hooks. It often is tied with a lumo body that will glow for a few minutes after being exposed to light (eg a torch or flashlight) and so is very attractive to trout on dark nights particularly when fishing still waters.

Black Marabou
Art of Fly Fishing Calendar, 1999
© Michael Scheele

Black Marabou Lumo
Art of Fly Fishing Calendar, 2000
© Michael Scheele

Type Streamer
See also Night-time (dark) patterns
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