Definition of herl in English:


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Pronunciation: /həːl


  • A barb or filament of a feather used in dressing a fishing fly.
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    • 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.

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