“Peacock & Plover”

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NightWatchman
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“Peacock & Plover”

Post by NightWatchman » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:52 pm

“Peacock & Plover”

Hook. ....... Tiemco200R. Sz 18
Thread. ....... Utc 70 Olive
Body. ....... Peacock quill dyed olive
Thorax. ....... olive rabbit & tiny pinch of olive ice dub
Hackle. ....... Golden plover
*** sorry for the non traditional thread but I didn’t think I would get a smooth quill body using a traditional silk thread. I think this is really more of a tiny flymph than a spider.
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Re: “Peacock & Plover”

Post by RickA » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:24 am

Very nice.
Polish quills?
I picked up a few packs last fall to play with but haven't done so.
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Re: “Peacock & Plover”

Post by NightWatchman » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:16 am

Thanks RickA. Yes Polish Quills. Very handy and the quills seem to be
better than what I could achieve with a pencil erasure for years.
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Re: “Peacock & Plover”

Post by letumgo » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:29 pm

The quill body is superb, and very attractive pattern.

I would not, however consider this to be a flymph. Generally, flymphs have dubbed bodies (fur dubbing spun on silk thread) rather than streamlined quill bodies. Please do not take my comment as criticism. I do not mean it that way at all. Simply providing a general comment on the nature of flymph body construction.

Keep posting these great patterns. You do nice work, and I enjoy seeing them and being inspired.
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Re: “Peacock & Plover”

Post by NightWatchman » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:21 pm

Yes Ray you’re right. In general flymphs are dubbed. I’m new to the game. So perhaps an elongated wet
fly. Thanks for the compliments. Quill bodies are always a crap shoot for me.
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Re: “Peacock & Plover”

Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:10 pm

Nightwatchman,
I think you did well with your quill body work! It looks great! I like the way the fly looks overall! It looks vintage...in a good way! The TMC 200R has the graceful curve to accentuate that look! I like this one very much! Have you soaked it in your favorite trout waters yet?
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Re: “Peacock & Plover”

Post by NightWatchman » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:46 pm

Thanks Dougsden. Haven’t fished it yet as this has been the year of injuries for me but looking forward to the spring with the same anticipation of getting a shot or two in the arm.
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