4| Piper’s Per­ch­stickle

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Fly Masters - GE­OFF PALMER

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.

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