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BowmandjkNovember 5th, 2007, 5:37 pm

Posts: 16
can anyone tell me how to tie a maggot ball and what material to use
SmallstreamNovember 5th, 2007, 7:46 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
eewww whats a maggot ball?
FlybinderNovember 5th, 2007, 11:56 pm
Oregon Coast

Posts: 60
Unable to post a picture here, I can "try" and tell you what the Maggot Ball fly is like!?!
Tied on a #14 scud hook.
Take 3 to 4 strands of antron white yarn,or, equivalent.1" long
Using 6/0 or 8/0 black thread, tie one end of yarn to hook.Mid shank.
On loose end, QUICKLY singe end with a lighter or match, until end melts and turns dark. (either dark brown or black, depending on type of yarn used).
That's about it,for a "Maggot Ball" fly!
Hope this helps and hope you catch fish on it! In larger sizes, this fly's been used for steelhead quite often!
"You should'a been here, NEXT week,the fishing's great!"
LamNovember 6th, 2007, 4:48 am
Lancaster, PA

Posts: 81

A picture can be found at the above site.
BowmandjkNovember 6th, 2007, 12:01 pm

Posts: 16
lam and flybinder thanks for the info i heard they where great for steelhead and early trout ill give them a try thanks again

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