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Old 02-22-2019, 08:10 PM
aztightlines aztightlines is offline
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Location: tucson, az
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brown hackle peacock fly

Day-in-day-out I like the beadhead brown hackle peacock fly...images.jpg

Though I fish mostly stillwaters down south in Az, I find a size 12/14 copper or black bead 1/8" with small copper or black wire over the peacock body to be most effective, mostly as a dropper behind a big nymph, bugger, or SSL.

A brown hen hackle, even an indian neck feather can be good for the motion; tails are optional. Gold or silver beads may work well at times, but I find the copper the best all around.

My friend Gilbert has a good pheasant tail emerger pattern in the smaller sizes, 14-18, with no bead and a hen back hackle in front of the pheasant tail body
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