4| Piper’s Perchstickle
HOOK: Size 8 barbless wide gape THREAD: White REAR WING: White cock hackle clipped to V-shape and Krystal Flash BODY: Pearl Flashabou RIB: Stripped pearl organza UNDER WING: Olive marabou WING: Barred blue/green fluorescent yarn EYES: Silver hourglass beads with black varnish pupils CHEEKS: Red Depth Ray nylon
PETER SAYS: Two white cock hack les suggest the body of a small fish. The hack le tips are removed to create a V-shape while the ends are coloured with a red marker pen to mimic the fish’ s tail. The over wing of bar red fibres is made from a girl’ s fashion hair piece, originally bought to tie pike flies.