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Brown Hackle Peacock

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#16 tjm


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 11:59 AM

The first version I saw, used red wool for tag and hen hackle, another used golden pheasant tippets, another had red floss butt, one version was heavily hackled as a dry, soft hackle no tail; same things tied with dun or grizzly or partridge, wets/soft versions tied with lead under 


The link to Sage590's fly has no instructions beyond the photo- http://www.flytyingf...attern2750.html

for more you can scroll down here-  https://donbastianwe...g/brown-hackle/

#17 skeet3t


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:01 PM

Howdy! Been off longer than I care to remember. The fly can be made in a variety of ways. I was shown this fly when I first started fishing here in SE Tennessee. A member of the local TU chapter showed me how to tie it. He used red feathers but i found the feathers were brittle. I "borrowed" some red yarn from the wife's craft inventory. I just use a bit as a tail. Don also fishes it with grey hackle as a dry fly curing certain hatches. Can't remember what for now. He also started to overwrap the herl with thread so it lasts a bit longer after getting chewed by several trout.

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#18 Nortrad



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:54 PM

One of the first flies I ever fished, but, with a red hackle tail. And the Grey Hackle peacock, also with red tail. Lance Egan's Red Dart reminds me a lot of that fly, a new version.

#19 utyer


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:29 PM

The Brown Hackle along with the Gray Hackle Yellow, was a staple in most western fly boxes in my early years of fly fishing in the 50s and 60s.  Still carry some to this day, which speaks to their effectiveness.  


I have tied them in many different variations red tail, brown tail, no tail, red tag, gold tip full and sparse hackles, you name it.


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Since I really like fishing emerging patterns, I even have a Brown Hackle Emerging pattern.  This one uses turkey tail for the brown parts.  


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:19 AM



works for me

Respect someones else's ideas. We are all different people. Your way is not the only way.

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