Posts Tagged ‘Peacock Herl’

The Ray Bergman Collection – 49) Brown Hen

The Ray Bergman Collection – 49)	Brown Hen

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Brown Wing: Brown mottled turkey

The Ray Bergman Collection – 30) Black Palmer Red Tag

The Ray Bergman Collection – 30) Black Palmer Red Tag

Tip: None * Tail: Scarlet wool tag (short) * Ribbing: None Hackle: Black tied palmer Body: Peacock herl Wing: None * The wool tag ‘tail’ is originally listed as a ‘tip.’ A wool or floss ‘tag’ is usually short, no longer than the hook bend and bears far more resemblance to a tail than to […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 28) Black June

The Ray Bergman Collection – 28) Black June

Tip: Silver tinsel Tail: None Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Black Wing: Black

The Ray Bergman Collection – 24) Bisset

The Ray Bergman Collection – 24)	Bisset

Tip: Yellow floss Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Guinea fowl Wing: Dark slate

The Ray Bergman Collection – 22) Big Meadow

The Ray Bergman Collection – 22)	Big Meadow

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Crimson quill sections Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Brown Wing: Gray mallard Except for the ribbing on one and a tail on the other, the Big Meadow is identical to the Barrington.

The Ray Bergman Collectin – 14) Barrington

The Ray Bergman Collectin – 14) Barrington

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: None Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Brown Wing: Gray mallard The Barrington may not be a famous pattern like the Coachman, but I have been saying for years, I don’t know of a peacock herl-bodied wet fly that does not catch trout.

The Ray Bergman Collection – 6) Alder

The Ray Bergman Collection – 6) Alder

Tip: None Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Black or brown Wing: Brown mottled turkey

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

Tip: Red floss * Tail: Crimson hackle fibers Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Brown Wing: Claret Tips, Tags, and Butts * The red floss ‘tip’ on the Academy is actually positioned as a ‘butt’ in front of, and at the base of the tail in Dr. Burke’s painting. The Academy is the first of […]

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

“Talking turkey” is an old idiom referring to a candid discussion. In present use the phrase denotes a matter of business, a factual and straightforward approach to problem solving. This contemporary definition works just fine, unless you are a fly fisherman.

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Sand Creek is a pretty little piece of trout water that harbors some very fussy fish. Clear water in a small creek demands a quiet approach; casting from the bank is a good strategy when fishing small flies to springtime trout. Photo by Russ Forney Springtime in Wyoming can be pretty elusive. Just when the […]

Brassed Off by Dave Wiltshire

Brassed Off by Dave Wiltshire

Love it or hate it, the inevitable need to go deeper and find the fish, is married with the arrival of colder (and often wetter) weather.  Whilst it may not be the dry-fly fishers’ idea of fun, big and heavy, lead-packed nymphs are often the answer.  Fished in a variety of styles, they can be […]

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