Tying Instructions: Marabou Damsel Nymph

1. Wrap leadfree wire around the front part of the hook shank. Keep a couple of eyewidths behind the eye free.
Step One
2. Attach the thread in front of the leadfree wire wraps and secure the wraps with the thread, bringing the thread down to the tail tie-in position.
Step Two
3. Attach the copper wire ribbing with some thread wraps and attach a piece of marabou with the tail length being about one half the shank length. Leave the tag end of the marabou facing the eye.
Step Three
4. Secure the marabou with thread wraps up to the leadfree wire wraps and trim off the tag end.
Step Four
5. Attach another piece of marabou by the tip just above the wire wraps with the tag end extending towards the tail.
Step Five
6. Secure the marabou with thread wraps down to the tail tie-in position and bring the thread back to just in front of the leadfree wire wraps.
Step Six
7. Wrap the marabou forward up the front of the leadfree wire wraps and secure with thread wraps.
Step Seven
8. Trim off the tag end of the marabou and secure with some thread wraps. Wrap the copper ribbing forward with 5-6 evenly spaced wraps and secure behind the eye. Snap off the ribbing tag and secure with thread wraps.
Step Eight
9. Attach a third piece of marabou in front of the body with the fiber tips extending to the tail.
Step Nine
10. Trim off the tag end of the marabou and wrap with thread creating a small head. The marabou wing can be trimmed to about one half the shank length by pinching off with your fingers. Whip Finish.
Step Ten

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