Tying Video – The Gray Hackle Peacock

The Gray Hackle Peacock wet fly is the next fly tying video from Dressed Irons.  I have a class coming up on October 5th at FlyMasters of Indianapolis on tying wet flies.  Many wet flies can get a little complicated in regards to tying so my focus in this class is not so much to tie elaborate wet flies as much as learn how wet flies are constructed.  Once you learn the basic components of wet flies and how they are applied to the hook then learning more intricate flies is not as difficult.

To that end, the Gray Hackle Peacock is the first fly that I have chosen for this class.  It is simple, has all of the standard components of a wet fly and not beyond the skills for even a beginning fly tier.  While watching the video make certain to pay close attention to how each material is being tied in and applied.  I go in to detail as to how many thread wraps and where, how many wraps of material and even show you how to hold your hands and fingers to make each step easier.  Often when we are learning something new we are so focused on the “bigger” picture of how is this fly tied that we overlook the small details as to how each material is applied to make the whole.  If you are new to wet flies and really want to tie this fly I recommend you watch it more than once and often while tying the fly.

As I mentioned, I will be teaching this fly in a class at FlyMasters of Indianapolis on the 5th of October.  The class is at 1:00 pm and will last about 3 hours.  The cost of the class is $35.00.  There will be two other wet flies taught in the class; the Cahill and The Yellow Sally.  I will have more information on the class (tools and thread needed, etc…) in the next couple of days.  I will also have videos going live on the two additional flies in the coming weeks.  Hope to see you in class.

If you are interested (and would like to support Dressed Irons), I have some Gray Hackle Peacock flies for sale here on the site (while supplies last).

As always, if you have any questions about this fly (or any other) you can leave a comment on Dressed Irons or any of the videos I have produced and I will help in anyway I can. Enjoy!

Remember….. It’s Fly tying….. If you’re not having fun, You’re Doin’ It Wrong.

2 thoughts on “Tying Video – The Gray Hackle Peacock

  1. Thanks for taking time to explain the values of specific techniques on you video, Ian. Very educational, as always.
    October is a great time to have some wet flies in your fly box. They fish well through the fallen leaves that clog up the rivers.

    • Steve, thanks for the feedback. Always glad when I can explain something in a way that helps others enjoy their time at the vise more. Hope you get out this fall while the waters are clear the fish are on the bite! Be Well.

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