That's a nice, classic looking fly.
Tapered dubbed or thread underbody.Always meant to ask - where do you get your peacock? Mine never looks that good, and never has the nice taper.
I don't know; that's an interesting question. Folks have been tying the wings in this style for a long time.question about the mechanics I have often wondered. Do the wing help get the fly down while fished down and across, like the lip on a diver?
I bought a pack of eyed peacock sticks off Amazon a few years ago; found that the quality of the herl was a lot better than the bagged stuff I was finding in the flyshops. The body on this one was 4 herls, tied in by the tips and just wrapped forward, not twisted; for whatever reason it did come out in a nice taper. I almost hated to rib the body.Always meant to ask - where do you get your peacock? Mine never looks that good, and never has the nice taper.