"Salmon: No.17" by Tolfrey, Frederick

Author Tolfrey, Frederick
Book Jones's Guide to Norway
Book Edition N/A
Page 88
Description Famous low-water fly, called "The Pride of Aberdeen"

Material

  • Hook: No.8 or 9
  • Tail: Indian black-headed Pheasant topping
  • Tip: Gold twist, yellow silk, black ostrich
  • Body: Orange, two turns, black silk
  • Rib: Flat silver, gold twist
  • Hackle: Black
  • Throat: Green parrot, grouse
  • Wing: Mixed. Gold and silver Pheasant's tail, tippets, red macaw, green parrot, teal, guinea-hen, copper mallard, a strand or two of peacock's  wing
  • Shoulder: Kingfisher
  • Head: Black.

Cites list

This pattern contains cites material. The following list is a suggestion of substitutes you can use for this pattern.

Animal Substitutes
Parrot
  • Feather - Tail => Swan : Feather - Wing
  • Feather - Tail => Turkey : Feather - Tail
Macaw
Peacock

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook - 8 or 9.
Tail - Topping from the Indian black-headed Pheasant.
Tip - Gold twist, yellow silk, and black ostrich.
Body - Two turns of orange silk; and black silk upwards.
Ribbed - Flat silver tinsel and gold twist.
Legs - One black hackle.
Throat - Green parrot and grouse.
Wing - (mixed) - Gold and silver Pheasant's tail, tippets, red macaw, green parrot, teal, guinea-hen, copper mallard, a strand or two of peacock's wing, and two blue king-fisher's feathers at the shoulder.
Head - Black.

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