This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Ray Bergman Peacock.

Ray Bergman Peacock | www.johnkreft.com

The Peacock is a Ray Bergman wet fly listed in his book entitled Trout (1940 – fourth printing) on page 169, Plate No. 7.

I enjoy highlighting a Bergman wet fly because it forces me to sit down and tie it. It looks simple, but I’m still working on mounting the wings properly. As I tell others, keep practicing!

Bergman was well known for his wet flies, but his book also lists dry flies, streamers, nymphs, steel head and land locked salmon flies. If you get a chance to pick up a copy, I highly recommend it.

If you are a regular at RiverKeeper Flies, you recall Bergman’s book includes colored plates to illustrate the dry and wet flies with a description of each fly in the back. It was the first book to provide color fly illustrations.

Other Ray Bergman flies I’ve included as Throw Back Thursday Flies are: the Arthur Hoyt, the Babcock, the Black Angel, the Blue Bottle, the Bostwick, the Bouncer, the Brown Turkey, the Chantry, the Darling, the Light Blow, the Mark Lain, the Montreal, the Montreal Yellow, the Mrs. Haase, the Rio Grande King, the Loyal Sock, the Prime Gnat, the Silver Stork, the Walla-Walla, the Whirling Dun, and the Wilson Ant

The Peacock

Body:

Peacock

Hackle:

Black

Wing:

Slate

Enjoy…go fish!

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