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Cockaroo

Post by nfrechet » Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:54 am

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Cockaroo

Wet fly pattern

Hook - Mustad 3906B or equivalent

Thread - Brown

Tail - Pheasant rump feather fibers

Body - Peacock Herl

Wing - Pheasant rump feather

Collar – Brown hen hackle

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Re: Cockaroo

Post by letumgo » Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:58 am

I'm copying this one for sure. Very "fishy" looking pattern. (sincere compliment)
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Re: Cockaroo

Post by hankaye » Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:41 am

norm, Howdy;

Question, did you use both a green and a Bronze hurl when
making the body? I ask as I spy with my little eye a touch of
green on the under side. Plus, I'm naturally curious.

By the way, it's beautiful too.

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Re: Cockaroo

Post by nfrechet » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:41 am

no bronze herl was used. it could be just a shadow

i tie in 4-5 strands of peacock herl at the bend and then i make 1 wrap forward. then i attach a hackle plier to the herl strands and twist them into a rope/chenille. a dab of super glue on the hook shank and then wrap to the hook eye.

it just cheap strung peacock herl from the auction website
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Re: Cockaroo

Post by letumgo » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:16 am

I like the tip about making one turn of herl before twisting them into a rope. This simple step helps form that nice taper at the tail.

Hank - Thank's for the well placed question.

Norman - Thanks for teaching me another important technique. Cool!
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Re: Cockaroo

Post by hankaye » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:49 am

norm, Howdy;

Thanks for the answer. Second thanks for the methodology you use to
create such a good lookin' bug.

After taking a closer look and with the 'new' information, it appears if
the hackle and the wing are acting as filters for the light creating the
bronzeish effect. May be the bit that gets the bite, eh?

Thanks for doin' what you do so very well.

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Re: Cockaroo

Post by nfrechet » Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:56 am

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Re: Cockaroo

Post by hankaye » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:10 am

norm, Howdy;

Thanks for the under-view. yup, green all the way. chuckle.
But still has that nice 'bronzy tint' at the edges from light
filtered by the upper protuberance that some may refer to
as a 'wing', chucklin' some more. neat how that works ain't it?

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