If you look at a strand of herl, you find one side is dark and the other is metallic green. The green color is what we want showing for the body. Also, most peacock herls have a skimpy area at the base of the herl. Cut that part off.




After tying in wing case, leave thread hanging at extreme rear of hook shank.





Take a piece of peacock herl and hold against hook shank at a downward angle at rear of hook shank.

Make a loose wrap of thread and tighten then make several heavy thread wraps forward to lead.

Lash down tight and leave thread hanging on lead wire.