Definition of herl in English:

herl

Line breaks: herl
Pronunciation: /həːl
 
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noun

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.

Origin

late Middle English: apparently of Germanic origin and related to Middle Low German harle.

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