I love fly fishing. I am an International Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Two Hand Casting Instructor with fifty years experience in fly fishing, casting and fly tying to share. Please feel free to send me an e-mail and I will tell you what I know. My areas of knowledge are in fly fishing and fly tying for North Eastern trout, Landlocked salmon and the experience of over thirty five rivers world wide fly casting to Atlantic Salmon.
Marabou makes a great wing material for streamer, wet flies and leeches. It is sometimes difficult to work with because of it's natural fly away softness. I find it easier to handle, at certain times, when wet. Don't use chlorinated tap water or saliva as they have smell that a fish can detect with ease. Use natural spring water and pre-clip where you want to tie in the feather.