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Black Booby Fly Image

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.

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

Catch in some Black Straggle Fritz and return the thread to the booby eyes.

Wind the Black Straggle Fritz up the hookshank in even spaced turns, after each turn push the fibres backwards with your thumb and index finger.

At a position just behind the booby balls, secure the Black straggle Fritz with thread.

Tie off, trim any waste and whip finish.

Varnish the thread 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 may cause them to disintigrate.

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