"Benchill" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 112
Description "This is a special favourite of mine; and I consider it as the best  pattern on the Earn. I have also used it with much success on the Tweed, Spey, Lochy and Blackwater, Co. Cork. When dressed thin in body and wings, Benchill used in Summer is an excellent Dee pattern."
Tags malloch, earn, tweed, spey, dee,

Material

  • Tag: Silver tinsel, red-claret silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, scarlet Ibis
  • Butt: Black Ostrich herl
  • Body: Dark yellow, light orange, red-claret and light blue Seal's fur
  • Rib: Silver
  • Hackle:. Light blue, from red-claret
  • Underwing: Two Golden Pheasant tippets, to end of dark yellow fur
  • Wing: Light mottled Turkey, yellow and red Swan, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail, Teal
  • Roof: Mallard
  • Topping: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Cites list

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

Animal Substitutes
Kori Bustard
  • Feather => Turkey : Feather - Tail
Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver tinsel and red-claret silk.
TAIL. A topping and scarlet Ibis.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Dark yellow, light orange, red-claret, and light blue Seal's fur in equal portions.
RIBS. Silver tinsel.
HACKLE. Light blue, from red-claret fur.
WINGS. Two tippets (back to back) extending only to end of dark yellow fur, veiled with light mottled Turkey, Swan dyed yellow and red, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail, Teal, Mallard and a topping.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Silk Claret-red      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Ibis
Latin: Eudocimus ruber
Feather Scarlet      
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Seal Fur
Dark yellow
Yellow      
Seal Fur Orange - light
Seal Fur Claret-red      
Seal Fur Blue - Light      
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
From red-claret
Blue - Light      
Other Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
To end of dark yellow fur
Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather
Mottled, light
 
Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather Yellow      
Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather Red      
Kori Bustard
Latin: Ardeotis kori
Cites
Feather Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural
Teal
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather Natural
Roof Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Cites
Feather - Tail Blue      

Materials in pattern

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