from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The barb of a feather used in trimming an artificial fly for angling.
- n. A fishing fly made with this type of barb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strand of hair
- n. The fibrous shaft or barb of a feather (especially that of the ostrich or peacock) used to make artificial flies for angling
- n. An artificial fly made with this barb
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as harl, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as harl, 3.
Peacock herl is no stranger to nymphs, and has been a staple on many of the more famous imitations available.
Was using a woolly worm I tied myself. 10-2x hook wrapped with lead wire, a peacock herl body, and grizzly hackle.
If you take off all of the fuzz on peacock herl, you are left with a durable stem that is light brown and flat.
Brassie - it's only a hook, copper wire and peacock herl.
The best ones have simple thread bodies with a pinch of fur or peacock herl at the head.
CJs combine peacock herl, copper wire, brown goose biots, Flashabou, and a bright copper bead into a compact, trout-catching package that gets to the bottom faster than the Spanish Armada.
How beautiful they were on herl I wondered if she even realized that she, thus, was now not only serving but was also now a pleasant portion of our entertainment.
How it transforms herl The Goreans say that no woman is a true woman until she has submitted as a slave, and that no man has experienced his full sexuality until he has thrown her to the foot of his couch.
The tumult for herl Constant touch with the active, the gay!
Body greenish herl of Peacock, -- ribbed with gold tinsel, -- wrapt with red silk, -- red hackle over all.