by Brad Hanson


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Making Your Peacock A Tougher Bird!

As wonderful a fly tying material as peacock herl is, there's a downfall in that its relatively fragile and tends to break easily when encountered by toothy fish. Tying methods such as wrapping the herl around thread or fine wire to form a "brush," or overwrapping the herl with wire should be incorporated in the interest of durability. It can be aggravating having successful flies destroyed one at a time by aggressive fish.


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