Green Peter

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should do well

I suppose when sorting and updating the palmered hackle wet flies in my fly box, that it would be extremely remiss of me, if I did not add a few Green Peter wet flies to my collection for the forthcoming season. I performed a quick online search and it very quickly became obvious that there are quite a number of varieties of this pattern in use. Some versions had a wing, mostly crafted from hen pheasant wing slips but with a few patterns using pheasant tail fibres or turkey slips instead. I opted to leave out the wing on my version of the Green Peter. As you may expect the various versions I discovered online utilised a number of different shades of green for the body, from a golden olive hue to sooty olive. The palmered hackles and collar hackles varied too in a similar fashion to the bodies. And that is the wonderful thing about tying your own flies: you can create and craft bespoke, stylistic versions of any fly pattern you choose.

I am anticipating using this pattern during a sedge hatch when it should do quite well but as we all know, should do well and did do well, are two entirely different things especially so when applied to flyfishing!

 

softhackles.blog - palmered hackle wet fly - Green Peter

Green Peter – Rear Body: red SLF Front Body: dark green SLF Palmer Hackle: ginger cockerel Rib: gold wire Hackle: red game hen

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