Rod length is your friend,when fishing maribou,whether twitching or in conjunction with a float(hint). Make mine a 9'6" Loomis 1141S(4-8lb UL) and I prefer the GL3 version,though I slum a GLX too. I think highly of the 2500 Series Stradics,but prefer the 3000's handle paddle,which delves into the subjective realm. Have zero qualm with the 2500 subduing 20# + Steelhead.
The jigs cited in the above link are dog schit,Mark's stuff is far and away the best on the Planet and that in regards to materials,approach and craftsmanship(re-hint). Mark Rink
Further,he'll happily tie whatever notion you relate to him or will sell you the guts,to cut your own throat. Much to be said for beads and a tail('nother hint). Have caught quite a few 36"+ Steelhead on his Micro's,but tend to default to his "smalls" as a mainstay and they are simply sinister,when paired with the new 60 degree Matzuo hook and they are 1/16-esque in relative sizing
When I tie with his components,I add Flashabou and am a believer in both gold and silver(I often meld as well). In actuality,my now 12yr old whipped these up,last Spring and they fish well.
The added rod length and the 60 degree Matzuo are a very forgiving means of counting coup. You can get away with things that lesser systems will not permit,namely in coaxing lots of slack...so as to rifle a hard to reach drift. The added length helps to mend,as a more traditional means of staying in synch,but I'll happily pay slack and go sloppy to reach a drift I can't otherwise obtain. It's a very effective means to stay stealthy/slippery and outta da water(sneakin'/peekin' the shadows),so as to keep all advantages in one's hip pocket.
Caught 50+ Cutts and Rainbows this morning on Maribou Jigs,trying to work newfound seams due last night's deluge. It prolly bordered on fun,even with the wind/rain blowing 60mph.
Time to dry waders,raincoats and tie up more Riggin' for the AM.