A barb or filament of a feather used in dressing a fishing fly.
More example sentences
- Four natural peacock herls are also used to form the back and head.
- Tie in silver oval tinsel under the hook, followed by peach wool tail and two peacock herls.
- Bring the peacock herl forward to form a back to the fly and tie off.
late Middle English: apparently of Germanic origin and related to Middle Low German harle.
Definition of herl in:
- The US English dictionary