About the Peacock and Black Trout Fly
The Peacock and Black fly is a type of nymph fly pattern that is typically used to imitate the larval and pupal stages of aquatic insects, such as mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies. The Peacock and Black pattern is characterised by its use of peacock herl in its head and pheasant tail for the body and tail, which is usually black in colour, to create a realistic representation of the insect's body
This fly is designed to imitate the underwater stages of the insects, it's usually weighted with a bead or wire to make it sink quickly, allowing you to fish it at the right depth where the fish are feeding.
The Peacock and Black is best used on a long leader and left to hang in the wind. This technique is known as "dead drifting" which allows the fly to move naturally with the current, and can be very effective in imitating the movement of a live insect as it drifts downstream. The long leader allows the fly to move more naturally and can help to avoid spooking the fish.
Using a long leader will only cause frustration and spoil your day if the leader is too long for your own personal comfort to cast. Trim it to suit, but don't trim the fine tippet end.
Creator of this trout fly: Robin Elwes
Tier of this trout fly: Robin Elwes
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water
- Hook : 12.
- Thread : Black.
- Tail : Black pheasant tail.
- Body : Black pheasant tail.
- Rib : Silver wire.
- Head : Peacock herl.
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