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    Default Follow up question for the fast tie jig folks

    Do you cut the barbs off the shaft of the marabou or do you just use the tip of the marabou to tie with? I watched a Youtube video where a guy just used the tip of the marabou feather to tie with, so he used one feather per jig. I cut the barbs off so I make 3-5 jigs from one feather. That's what takes me the longest. Cutting that off and getting it wadded up ready to tie.

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    Doing what your doing will make a better looking and moving jig. If you use the whole feather and just tie it down it is faster to tie but stiffer and doesn’t move as well in water. They make some smaller marabou feathers which I think you could use to tie directly on. Skip should chime in here as he has a wealth of knowledge on this. I have done both ways and depending on my feather is how I tie. I hate wasting them......lol.
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    I use arctic fox body fur in place of marabou. The action is great, there's no waste and it's way more durable. You can buy it at fly shops, but I get mine on eBay. There's some kind of fashion trend in Asia for women to clip fur balls or charms to their purses. You can get them in just about any color you want for under $10 shipped from China.
    Don't worry, catch crappie.
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    I tie doing both things you talk about, Size of jig and size of marabou shanks dictate what I will do.
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    I do about the same as Grumpy. Going to start exploring alternative tail materials more durable than marabou.
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    Real men use hackle.......
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    I would say most of my time tying is with bucktail for walleye or feathers of all sorts for panfish, I.E. crappie. Me and marabou just never hooked up to catching success unless I'm in really clear water which is almost non-existent in my neck of the woods.
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    Rabbit is good....
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    I hardly use the tip of my blood quills, but I to tear the barbules off the stem, but not everyone does. You get a more free action without a stem. Guys tying for a price may not wan to do that because it takes a lot longer, but also a better ty!
    The exception for me is I have tried a little using the mini marabou and that was a little different so I just tied it in and wrapped it up the the head and tied it off using the while farther except the biggest part of the stem.

    Here below is a Roadrunner tied with a mini marabou feather. Then some of my favorite colors in Roadrunners.

    I do also love me some rabbit!

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    Tying Materials, Chenille and Hackle
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    colors of Marabou plus other things!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiptomylu View Post
    I hardly use the tip of my blood quills, but I to tear the barbules off the stem, but not everyone does. You get a more free action without a stem. Guys tying for a price may not wan to do that because it takes a lot longer, but also a better ty!
    The exception for me is I have tried a little using the mini marabou and that was a little different so I just tied it in and wrapped it up the the head and tied it off using the while farther except the biggest part of the stem.

    Here below is a Roadrunner tied with a mini marabou feather. Then some of my favorite colors in Roadrunners.

    I do also love me some rabbit!

    Skip

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    Skip....Love that wrap...looks great.

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