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Black Booby

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Black Booby


This is one of those all round stillwater lures. Used with a fast sinking line and short leader, the booby is fished very close to the bottom. Can also be tied small and used on a floating line with the "Washing Line Method". Another good use is as an indicator when nymphing.


Tying Instructions

Take two polystyrene balls and secure in booby netting or tight material.

Secure to the hookshank just behind the eye by using figure of eight wraps.

Wind the thread down to a place opposite the hookshank, catching in the silver tinsel as you go.

Catch in a bunch of marabou feathers, secure and trim waste.

Dub some glister dubbing to the thread.

Wind the glister dubbing  up the hookshank in even spaced turns.

At a position just behind the booby balls, secure the thread.

Bring the oval tinsel up the hookshank in winding turns and secure just behind the booby balls.

Tie off,  trim any waste and whip finish.

Varnish between the eyes.

NB. Be careful not to get the varnish to come into contact with the polystyrene balls as a chemical reaction from the varnish will cause them to disintigrate.


Black Booby Fly Tying Materials List