Fly tying - Peakock nymph in 8 steps

Fliegenbinden - Peakock Nymphe

Materials list

- Bronze head or gold head 

- Red tie silk 

- Hook size 12 or 10

- Lead wire 0.15 mm 

- Green or black biots

- 3 fibers peacock feather 

- Backup varnish 

Fly Tying - Step by Step Peakock Nymph


The first step is to apply the base winding. The excess thread is cut off. 


To make the nymph heavy enough, we wind a lead wire with a thickness of 0.15mm. A simple winding is quite enough.


Der Bleidraht wird nun eingebunden mit der Bindeseide. TippThe lead wire can be secured, with a binding varnish or superglue. So that afterwards the tied fly can no longer turn on the hackle.This also makes the nymph more durable. 


The next step is to incorporate black biots, the biots must stick out from each other at the ends. This imitates the tail of the nymph. You don't necessarily have to use black biots, there you can let your imagination run wild and try something new. 


For the body of the nymph, take 2-3 fibers from a peacock feather.  Cut off the end of the fiber so that you do not bind the rest of the shaft into the nymph. 


Hier bindet ihr die Rippung für den Körper. Am Kopfende bindet ihr die Pfauenfiber mit der Bindeseide ab. Tipp: Verdrillt die Fibern ein wenig, dann bekommt ihr euer Fliege Voluminöser, da ihr so mehrere Wicklungen auf die gleiche länge bekommt. 


The penultimate step is to tie in the peacock feathers and cut them with scissors or a razor blade. After that comes the final knot on the fly with the Whip-Finsher Tool.  


After the final knot, cut off the binding side. To fix the knot, you can still apply binding varnish or UV glue. 


Conclusion: The Peakock nymph is a true classic for trout fishing or fishing for barbel. This nymph can be quickly tied with a few materials in countless variations on the water. As another good catching nymph I recommend the: Pheasant Tail Nymphe. Have fun retying the Peakock Nymph - Tight Lines your Flyfishing Crew Bavaria.