Marabou. This wonderful soft, furry feather from the turkey is one very effective material for streamers. It's almost lifelike look when in the water will trigger strikes from predator game fish.
We are all familiar with the effectiveness of the Wooly Bugger, and the use of marabou in the construction of streamers works the same.
One can take a few materials and produce a fly that will take its share of fish.
These are a few "mini streamers" I like to fish in the small streams. They will also work very well in larger streams, and lakes and ponds. By changing the body color, and the marabou colors you can duplicate many of the common forage fish available to the larger predators.
This streamer is the "McKay Special". It was created by a Maine Guide, and is a staple in my streamer box. It has taken trout, bass, and is my best producer of "Salter" brook trout in Cape Cod streams.
I fish streamers all year long, but the spring and autumn are best. Strip a streamer along a small stream run like this on a cool crisp autumn day and the possibility is very good your streamer will be greeted with a violent strike.
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