Tying the Black Ghost Marabou Fly Pattern – Episode 15 Piscator Flies

The Black Ghost Marabou is a simple to tie fly that is a killer on both lake and stream. The Black Ghost has it’s roots in Maine’s Rangeley region and was designed by famed fly tyer Herb Welch back in the 1920’s. The Black Ghost is one of the most popular streamers, and this marabou version is a great addition to the lineup. The original streamer that Herb developed was tied using a white saddle hackle wing. The marabou version has become a staple in many streamer wallets for good reason. This pattern is a little easier to tie and the action of the marabou wing differs from that of the bucktail or hackle wing. Tie smaller sizes #6 or smaller, for casting and larger sizes for trolling. This is a great fly pattern to cast after ice out and during the summer it makes a perfect fly to troll with.

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Black Ghost Marabou Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Mustad L87 #2-8
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Yellow Schlappen base
Body: Black wool or Laser Dubbing
Rib: Silver oval tinsel or flat braid
Wing: White marabou
Throat: Yellow Schlappen base
Head: Black
Eyes: White w/ black pupil (paint)

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