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Ballou Special - Fly of the Month

Posted on April 01 2015

ballou special
This month’s fly is the Ballou Special, a smelt imitation that was created by A. I. Ballou in 1921 .  He is credited with creating the first marabou streamer fly.  This fly is one more white marabou streamer to add to your springtime arsenal.
Thread  -  Black
hook      -  streamer sizes 4 – 10
tail         -  2 Golden Pheasant crests, curved down
body      -  silver mylar tinsel
wing      -  white marabou over sparse red bucktail
topping -  6 – 12 strands of peacock herl
painted or jungle cock eyes can be added.


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