Ray Bergman Collection – 174) Irish Grouse

Ray Bergman Collection — By on March 8, 2012 1:59 pm

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Tail: None
Hackle: Brown furnace tied palmer
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Wing: Peacock herl

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  1. Bruce Corwin says:

    Nice tying as usual, Don. I have a question on the wing. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to tying the peacock in by the butt so that the tips of the wing are naturally pointed or does the pattern call for clipped wings? I’ll be seeing the original Dr. Burke water colors next week so I can check it out first hand.

    Best regards,

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  2. Don Bastian says:

    Hi Bruce;
    Actually for a presentation fly as this is; I should have used the tips only of nice peacock, this probably came from strung herl which normally has some broken tips. I have also tied them using the small diameter herl tips from the peacock eye itself, much nicer. This fly was tied 4 years ago…I should have been more selective in grading the herl for the wing. For fishing flies, of course no issue, just get the wing on. 😉
    Thanks for your comment!

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  3. GARY SOUCIE says:

    Oops! Now the hyperlink works. Sorry.

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