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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Please name it!

Can anyone offer a name for this fly? I especially like the fullness of this fly and its bright colors from the 3 different marabou feathers. As always, thanks so much for looking!
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Thats just a popsicle with the sequence of colors wrong, but still a popsicle!

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Yooper, the combination was inspired by the last fly you posted. Thank you. All of the names mentioned I guess work. Me not being much up on what other flies have been tied, I just grab whatever feathers kind of maybe might work, I do believe this fly is most like a Popsicle. It's a complete forgery and I didn't even know it!
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Personally, I would not call it a Popsicle. George Cook developed and popularized a series of "Marabou Flies" and gave each a name. The Popsicle has three colors of marabou palmered up the shank of the hook, orange, pink, with a purple collar. A variation of Cook's Popsicle would have to follow the same color pattern, with the variance being in the material. Marabou flies (a fly with parlmered marabou) can be tied in any color and in any color combination. My favorite for winter steelhead is a tri-color in yellow, pink, and orange, which I caught my first Skagit Steelhead on. Dec's go-to guide flies back in the day were Marabous, for good reason. I would as well not call your fly a forgery. It is a fine-looking Marabou with a twist. Far too often flies get lumped into the namesake of a popular fly. The Popsicle is a perfect example. A fly tied with multiple colors of marabou does not make it a Popsicle, nor doe it make it a variation of a Popsicle. It is true however coming up with an original Marabou Fly would be a stretch. Adding flash, underbodies of synthetic material, craft fur tails, and such to improve a known fly is a common theme and no one should ever impede someone's creativity at the vise. Giving credit where it is due is important, knowing where to give credit comes with an effort to learn. Keep up the fine work and I would fish you un-named fly with confidence. If it works give it a name.

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Call it what you want, simp,y another Maribou fly.
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Personally, I'd tie it on a tube and head north, or somewhere! . Good looking fly whatever it's called. I tied some flies for a friend who sent me his favorite rabbit pattern. He found that 80% of his fish were hooked on this fly each year on a favorite river so we called it "80%". I put a few in my fly wallet!!!
Anyway, it looks great and I'll put money on it that you will hook a steelhead with it.
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Who else but Marty to be an authority on all fishing flies things! Loved reading your explanation and the historical basis for your reasoning. So, accepting that the tie is not really a classic Popsicle, I like M80. With the extended sparkling Ice and/or Laser dubbed under-body and the appearance of movement from the marabou feather shape, it kind of looks like a M80 firecracker beginning to explode to me. Anyone agree? These palmered marabou flies are easy and fast ties, which fits my short attention span!
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Pinkerton

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Rosa (for "pink" and "rose a steelhead with it")

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