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Not a Fly but a STYLE-Peacock Herl on a Dubbing Loop

Peacock herl is a great body material. But it is not durable. A fish can get a tooth into the herl and it breaks and unravels. End of the fly. With the use of a dubbing tool we shall make a peacock herl chanile .

There are several of these on the market you can buy. This one is made with a paper clip and the end of a mechanicl pencil. Bend the paper clip in half and slide it thru the  pencil. Fold the ends over this will be used to hook into the loop.

Place hook in the vice and dress the hook, starting at the eye wrap thread to the bend of the hook.

Take 5 or 6 herls trim even and bind the material down to top of hook shank.

Wrap the herl around the thread all the way to the bottom of the herl.

With your thumb and finger grasp the herl and the thread, hold, and take the thread up and over the hook shank.

 

Then over the herl and thread.

Then around the hook shank towards the front of the hook.

Hook the dubbing tool thru the loop in the thread and start twisting. This will create the herl chanile. Then wrap to the front of the hook, tie down and clip off excess.

This is the basis for my Naybee,and is the most durable way to use peacok herl for the body.

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Comment by Greg McWilliams on January 22, 2013 at 6:01am

Carl, here is the loop, just make the loop insert your dubbing and spin it!!!!

Comment by Rick King on October 16, 2012 at 5:13am

COOL - I'm going to give it a try today Great tip

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on September 22, 2012 at 5:20pm

I'LL SECOND THAT DICK AND JEN NAY JEDI IS a great gal and helpful to boot!!!!!!

Comment by dick tabbert on September 22, 2012 at 5:14pm

Thank you Jen Nay Jedi I so love to learn all I can and I try to catch every example I can. Thank you so much for the example you done a great job.

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on September 22, 2012 at 11:33am

I got it now Jen Jedi Master and will give a try tonight . THANKS VERY MUCH AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP KIDDO!!

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on July 26, 2012 at 3:56pm

Good idea. I've been using that technique to tie prince nymphs. It sure makes the fly more durable.

Thanks

Comment by Jen Nayfly on June 26, 2012 at 12:36pm

Glad this helped even one person....that's what fly tyers love to do!

Comment by Greg McWilliams on June 24, 2012 at 4:47am

GOOD TECHNIQUE and GOOD LOOKING FLY!!!!!!!

Comment by Jen Nayfly on June 23, 2012 at 10:42pm

I used this method for this Stonefly.

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on June 23, 2012 at 9:49am

GREAT INSTRUCTIONS JEN and this kind of posting helps all us novices out here !!! Like they say, IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT YOU GOTTA DO IT YOURSELF! Fly tiers are some of the most inventive people around Jen and you are a good example of that .

 Great bugs and good fishing Jen!

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