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Getting the most from your peacock herl

I tie a ridiculous amount of pheasant tails. I also tie a lot of basic caddis larva patterns. One thing I found is that if I pick up the 7" strung herl over the 5" herl I can get double the amount of flies out of them, for not a big difference in price of material. I will tie a bunch of pheasant tails in a run, then save the left over pieces of peacock for my caddis larva. Now some of them end up pretty rough but typically I can pile up the left overs in a bag and use those for my caddis larvas.
I am always trying to find ways to reduce waste and figured some of you may like this little tip. I tied up 24 bhpt last night, and will probably do about a hundred over the weekend. Next week I will start hammering out some of those caddis larva, and not have to worry about using the best section of my herl.
Just thought I would share this tip with you guys.
Thanks for the read.
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