Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Peacock for dry flies and nymphs

Every fly tier and most fly fishermen know about the supposed fish-attracting powers of peacock herl.  Off hand I can think of about a dozen flies that use this remarkable natural material.  Here are two examples: one dry and one wet.  Both of these patterns are pretty old; the Picket Pin originated in Montana around 1919 and the House and Lot first showed up in the late 1950's.

Picket Pin
H and L variant a.k.a. House and Lot
 featuring stripped peacock body and a peacock herl thorax


  1. I put peacock herl into a lot of my flies. It's just good "mojo." Thanks for the post.

  2. Mojo is the perfect word for it. That would be a good name for a fly.

  3. That is so cute..Mojo is the nice word for it..Thanks