To those of you who are looking for that one fly to catch the eclectic predator, I have found it. This fly is not your average generic mass-produced fly designed by a computer program because there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you want something more specific, I recommend this peacock streamer. Yes, it's also been used in saltwater and could be used as an effective shrimp imitation but my favorite use of this fly is catching overstocked predators looking for easy prey like peacock bass and other predatory species on the Ohio River.
The synthetic peacock herl feathers mimic the same that naturally occurs in freshwater bodies (given off by males during mating season). By pairing it with the chartreuse colors found in bucktails, we've created what's universally tagged as "flash."