Upper Austrian Fly Tying Day
March 06, 2020
The Upper Austrian Fly Tying day in Linz, Austrian
More info will come
Stripped Peacock Quill Body
I use this kind of body in many of my patterns. On midges, mayfly emergers, mayfly duns, caddis ....you name it.
I just love the look of them.
Step : 1
Attach the thread on the hook.
Yeah, it looks odd attach the hook this way in the vise. BUT this is my way of tying it ;)
Step : 2
Mount a picea of Stripped Peacock Quill. There is a lot of them in the market, I use stripped quills from the Polish company "Polish Quills" - and I love their products.
I mount the peacock quill at the thickest end in hook sizes up to 14-16. On smaller hooks I turn the quill
Step : 3
Secure the quill and go forwards again with the tying thread
Step : 4
Use your tying thread to make the body. Secure the thread with a whipfinish or a half stitch at the end
Step : 5
Instead of using UV glue or varnish over the peacock quill at the end. I use super glue under the quill, before I wrap it.
That`s because I don`t want to loose the original look/gloss of it
Step : 6
Now you can make the body. Do some tight turns. Secure it when you reach the top of your body
Step : 7
Cut off the excess.
For those who want to add UV glue, do it now.
Step : 8
Your Stripped Peacock Quill body is now finished.