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#1 Michael Dell

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:16 PM

Here is another simple fly to tie.  (photos to follow)
 
Brown Hackle Peacock
Hook: wet fly 6-14
Thread: Black 6/0
Body:  peacock herl spun into rope
Hackle:  brown
 
Step 1:  Dress the shank of the hook with thread.
 
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Step 2:  Gather 5-10 strands of peacock herl and cut off top 1” of tips.  The tips are the weakest part of the herl.
 
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Step 3: Tie in peacock herl tips the length of the shank, leaving room for the hackle and head (about 2 eye widths)
 
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Step 4: wrap the peacock herl counterclockwise around the thread about 7 to 10 times.
 
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Step 5:  Grasp the herl and thread together and wrap to the point where tips of herl were tied off.
 
 
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Step 6:  Cut the butt of the brown hackle where it starts getting fluffy.  Cut the hackle fibres on the sides of the stem for about 2-3 mm leaving short stubs.
 
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Step 7:  Tie in the hackle stem and wrap the hackle around shank three or four times.  Tie off hackle.
 
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Step 8:   Wrap thread to make head and force hackle fibres back.     Whip finish the head.  Cement.  
 
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