Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

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Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Post by joaniebo » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:39 am

Thanks for the nice comments. This old guy appreciates them.

I'd love to tie a bunch more flies with bronze peacock herl bodies but I have two problems, as do most of you. Namely, finding "wide" peacock herl and secondly, "wide bronze-colored" peacock herl. Strung herl is out of the question and bronze-colored peacock eyes have been difficult to find.

A friend has graciously (THANKS Dave) "donated" some of his "wide" peacock herl, and over the years, I've tried to sort out the bronze herl from the green. I've tried the leaving green peacock herl on my car's dashboard and other ways of TRYING to make bronze herl but to no avail.

But, if I can find more bronze herl, there will definitely be more flies dressed with it.

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Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starli

Post by wsbailey » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:27 am

There used to a farm in Australia that sold the best herl but the couple retired. The most cost effective way to buy herl is to get bulk eye feathers. Swalef and Son has the best price but a $100 minimum.

This article explains how to get the best result from peacock herl.
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Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Post by letumgo » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:04 pm

Wow, what a great article. Very interesting.

Thank you for sharing the link. I've converted the article to PDF and will save it to my iPad "library" for future reference.
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Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Post by Mike62 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:50 am

I learned something again. Thanks for posting that article.
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