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Jun
12

Peacock & Peafowl (Tattoos & Fly Fishing)

There is a fascination with Peacock feathers in fly tying and fly fishing. It is a beautiful bird, a male bird. Did you know that the actual bird is a Peafowl? The male is the Peacock and the female is the Peahen. The Peafowl is the national bird of India. And, the Peacock’s plumage is the subject of many tattoo designs, particularly for women.

Even this old peacock piece was tucked away in my deceased uncle’s shop, up on a shelf amidst his tools, reloading dies and cigar boxes. He was a fly fisher and this was apparently symbolic to him.

Peafowl are omnivorous and roost in trees when not foraging for reptiles, amphibians and plant parts. (learn more here about Peafowl/Peacocks)


3 Responses to “Peacock & Peafowl (Tattoos & Fly Fishing)”


  1. June 4, 2012 at 20:41

    Not a tatt person but an apreciator of tatt art, stunning ink there. As to the Peacock, you missed the most important part, there can’t be a fly angler, country or fishing team who don’t have at least one favourite fly predominantly fashioned from Peacock Herl. The Zak, Zug Bug, Black and Peacock Spider, Daiwl Bach, Cochy Bondu, Coachman, Royal Coachman, the House and Lot and numerous othes. Apparently trout like Peacock as much as we do. 🙂

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