Peacock & Black

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Peacock & Black

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:13 pm

Hook- Mustad 3906B #16
Thread-Purple Kimono Silk (329 Emperor)
Body- 1 Peacock Herl loosely reinforced by twisting around tying thread to show through the body
Hackle- Black India Hen Back

ImageRIMG7257 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by DUBBN » Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:40 pm

That will be tied as soon as I am done grilling and eating dinner!

Awesome pattern!!!
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:43 pm

Holy Cow Roadkill,
That is one beautiful pattern! I am fixed on the purple silk used! Wow!
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by Mike62 » Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:37 am

What those other guys said. This is a staple in my boxes. Purple being my personal kryptonite, I use a different color; but man, you make this pattern look sooo good.
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:22 am

I've been using a peacock and black for years, but not with the purple silk. That looks like a killer fly. I will be adding that to my box for when the trout come back out to play this fall.
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by DarrellP » Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:19 am

I will try your technique, if I can make it work. Beauty
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by Brooktrout52 » Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:48 pm

Great looking fly. Will tie some up to add to my box.
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by letumgo » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:21 am

Aught to be irresponsible! Lovely color combination.

I’ve tyed something similar with claret thread (arguably reddish-purple) and starling.
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by davidriley » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:29 am

Lovely tie.

I think any fly tied simple with peacock herl body and hackle is a killer. I tie them with different dyed colour peacock herls, ribbed with different coloured wires and threads. The addition of a tag is another plus point too.
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Re: Peacock & Black

Post by Terrestrial12 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:15 pm

I've been tying this lately too! I've been using claret pearsalls some with natural black, and some with furnace hackle. Haven't fished them yet but I have high hopes. Nice work!
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