Peacock - in the water

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  1. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    I was looking for a thread - one the GAT had posted on - about the effectiveness of peacock herl and the color transformation that it undergoes when in the water. The green looks - to my eye - as a sort of copper/brownish color when wet. No one seems to dispute the effectiveness of the material and perhaps it is because it transforms into this "natural, very fishy" color.
    While looking at pictures of fish under water (bill fish, tarpon, trout) - I noticed that the fish will also show this color under certain lighting scenarios. It got me thinking - this color change may be a sort of natural phenomenon for most things wet. Maybe this explains why the herl can work so well.
    Just a amateur's observation.
     
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    Jamie,
    If you haven't found it already, I think this is the "herl" thread you were looking for???
    Jack
    Is there a Peacock herl substitute? | Washington Fly Fishing

     
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    Thank you Jack - that IS the thread I was looking for
     

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