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hook - Dai Riki 075 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippets
rib - floss red
body - peacock herl
hackle - hen brown
wing - turkey

mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend



measure (gap width past bend) some gp tippets; tie in/trim





tie in rib



tie in some peacock herl; wrap forward, tie off/trim





counterwrap rib; tie off/trim





tie in hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim





stroke fibers down/back, cover with thread wraps





prep turkey quill segments (gap width); measure (tips to bend), fold over, tie in







trim butts, whip finish, SHHAN







Regards,
Scott
 

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Always meant to ask - where do you get your peacock? Mine never looks that good, and never has the nice taper.
Tapered dubbed or thread underbody.
Twisted herl helps get a fuller look, as well as paying attention to the herl's "lay of the land"... getting it to lay >>>> as such.

Looks like Scott may have wrapped forward, then back a bit, then forward again toward the head.
 

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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 don't know; that's an interesting question. Folks have been tying the wings in this style for a long time.

Always meant to ask - where do you get your peacock? Mine never looks that good, and never has the nice taper.
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.

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Scott
 
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