Peacock Carey Special

January 2008 - From John's Fly Tying Class

	Instructor's Name: John Gort               Email: …          
	Date: Jan12, 08                            Phone: (see roster)
	Fly Originator and History: See Steve Raymond book 'The Blue upright'
	Comments: John's method does not crowd the head and the proportions are correct.

 				How the Fly is Fished
	Suggested line and leader: Intermediate tip.
	Depth range: Wet fly 
	Suggested retrieve: Hand retrieve with a pause.
	Comments: This fly is considered a generic dragon fly nymph trout 
	pattern. It was successfully fished at Dry Falls by John and a lady friend 
	who caught a 22" brown.                                                     

				     Fly Material						
	Hook make /size / length: Dai-Riki 710, Tmc 5263, size #8, 3 x L. 
	Thread: size / color / type: 6.0 Black and any other colored thread, 6.0.
	Weighted? y/n: No.
	Tail material / size / color: About 20 strands of red hackle fibers.
	Body material / color: 10 stands of peacock hurl.
	Ribbing size / color: --
	Thorax size / color: Continue with the peacock hurl strands. 
	Wing size / color:  --                   
	Hackle size / color:  Medium length patch feather from a Ringneck 
	Pheasant Rump.
	Head size / color: Black thread.
	Other:  This pattern can also be tied with a natural soft body of a 
	ringneck pheasant rump feather, with or  without a tail. John says this pattern 
	fishes well in steams.(See photo below)
				      Tying Steps
	1. Tie on 12 wraps of the other colored thread back from the eye, whip finish 
	with 3 wraps and cut off the tag end.
	2. Tie on the black thread just behind the other colored thread and loosely 
	wrap it back to a point just above the back end of the barb. Then wrap 
	forward ½ way up the shank.
	3. Tie in the red tail fibers extending ½ the shank length and wrap forward 
	to the other thread.
	4. Tie on 10 stands of peacock hurl by the tips & warp them down on top 
	of the shank.
	5. Make a thread loop, secure the thread & peacock hurl with weighted 
	hackle pliers.
	6. Secure the hurl to the hook with two wraps around, two wraps behind and 
	one wrap forward.
	7. Straighten the hurl fibers and cut off any excess. 
	8. Twist the hurl about 6-8 times to the left (when viewed from the back of 
	the tool)& wrap forward making twists as needed.	
	9. Tie down the hurl just behind the other colored thread with several wraps   
	and a half hitch.
	10. Tie on the pheasant hackle feather the width of the body with the shiny 
	side up. Make two wraps forward, two wraps behind and one wrap forward.
	11. Wrap the hackle feather forward 3-4 times away from you using water or 
	spit to hold back the feather barbules. Tie down the stem and trim the excess.
	12. Tie on a small black thread head, whip finish and glue.
				Erik Simpson, 01.30.08                                  

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