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James Laraway

how do you get peacock herl to lie nicely along salmon flies
« on: February 28, 2019, 14:48:46 PM »
I've been tying up a few monkeys for the new season , and lots of people add peacock herl along the top of them, or the same when added to other flies like this nice example  :z14

seriously how is that done ? When i tie in peacock it goes all over the bloomin place.

any suggetions on how to get it to lie nicely in the shape you want ?

Hamish Young

Re: how do you get peacock herl to lie nicely along salmon flies
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 18:18:21 PM »
In the past I have steamed it into place over a boiling pan of water which is fine so long as the rest of the wing is 'hardy' to that.
These days I tend to leave the herl between leaves of a book a couple of days before tying - usually does the job  :z16

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