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Peacock Quill and CDC Emergers


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#1 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:14 PM

 for lake ( sometimes I tie them  on super small hooks and work great for trout in rivers too )

 

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The quill is coated with ultra thin uv resin to keep slim body and to protect it from fish teeth



#2 RickZieger

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:09 PM

Very nice flies.

 

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#3 whatfly

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:27 PM

Attractive ties but it is very rare that I would ever want to spend that much time tying a fly that is not going to float very long, especially for moving water.  Outstanding photography as always.



#4 DarrellP

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

I like it.
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#5 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:33 AM

Difficult to tie? Not at all :) . Just 3 CDC feathers,  a body made of quill and a few turns with dubbing where CDC are fixed.Optional a turn of soft hackle for movement when the fly floats in drift or I use small pulls ....

Floats fantastic well ( if  the fly is tied in the correct way), no a splash if you cast far away and  it will not scare the fish.  natural look, easy to be noticed even if the wind is blowing..

Can be fished on rivers like a simple emerger. Can be fished on lakes  with or without retrieves .

I never go  fishing without this fly tied in different way, late in the day when the light is decreasing this is my best fly to catch big fish :)

 

cheers

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#6 Mark Knapp

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 02:31 PM

I like them very much.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:31 PM

Difficult to tie? Not at all :) . Just 3 CDC feathers,  a body made of quill and a few turns with dubbing where CDC are fixed.Optional a turn of soft hackle for movement when the fly floats in drift or I use small pulls ....
Floats fantastic well ( if  the fly is tied in the correct way), no a splash if you cast far away and  it will not scare the fish.  natural look, easy to be noticed even if the wind is blowing..
Can be fished on rivers like a simple emerger. Can be fished on lakes  with or without retrieves .
I never go  fishing without this fly tied in different way, late in the day when the light is decreasing this is my best fly to catch big fish :)
 
cheers
L


How small do you find you go for rivers and how small do you make the CdC "wing" or do you only worry about the hook size and keep the vane roughly the same for float properties
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#8 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:53 AM

#20-22, I know guys who use a size 24.
One cdc feather/barbs tied long enough to be noticed easly. I do not trim the feather, it is a big mistake. Even if the fly looks weard with a long feather and small body it is not a problem, the feather is mostly out from water and do not bother the fish.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:23 AM

Thanks, Lucian, what do you consider a "normal" size for these? In the past I used much smaller flies in still water than in streams, but I take it that you are using larger ones in the lakes?



#10 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:08 PM

#14 is the biggest sized used. I fish normally with size #16-18 . When I fish grayling and  is too difficult to catch, I go down #20-22 my favourite is the Varivas BL 2200  hooks



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 08:16 AM

I have been put off these generally as you say, they look odd with a big vane but you don't think the silhouette bothers the fish. I'll try some this year on my river.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.

#12 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:24 AM

The long feathers looks odd indeed but they  float well and the wing  is over the water. Don't bother the fish. Lots of fishermen  trim the feathers to "proportion"  but is wrong. The feather should not be trimmed 



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 02:16 PM

Cheers I will try your tip.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 02:27 PM

Good photos too


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