Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Gray Hackle Peacock

A simple to tie but very effective soft hackle pattern. The Gray Hackle Peacock has taken trout for me in a wide variety of circumstance. A grizzly hen saddle supplies the necessary hackle for the fly. Some folks will use red wool, floss, or other material for the tail, but I prefer the barbules of a bright red hackle. Note the sparseness of the hackle and the length of the barbules in relation to the hook shank.

Pattern type: 
Wet fly
Difficulty: 
Easy
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Standard Wet Fly
Thread
Black
Tail
Red Hackle Barbs
Body
Peacock Herl
Rib
Fine Gold Wire (optional)
Hackle
Grizzly Hen Saddle
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