"Beresford's Fancy" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 112
Description "According to an account given by the inventor, this is one of the best spring flies on the Lenarn; it is known also by the name of "The half blue-and-orange."
Tags beresford, lenam,

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist, claret-magenta silk
  • Tail:. Golden Pheasant topping
  • Body: Blue and orange silk
  • Rib: Oval silver, fine
  • Hackle: Natural black hackle from second turn
  • Throat: Claret-magenta, Blue Jay
  • Wing: Golden Pheasant tippet in strands, Bustard. Claret-magenta, blue and orange Swan
  • Roof: Mallard
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black Osrich herl

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 twist and claret-majenta silk.
TAIL. A topping.
BODY. Blue and orange silks, in equal divisions.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval, fine).
HACKLE. A natural black hackle from second turn.
THROAT. Claret-majenta hackle and Jay.
WINGS. Tippet (strands) Bustard, Swan dyed claret-majenta, blue and orange; and Mallard.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Silk
Claret-magenta
 
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Body Silk Blue      
Silk Orange      
Rib Tinsel - Oval
Fine
Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Natural black
Black      
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Claret-magenta
 
Blue Jay Feather - Wing Blue      
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
In strands
Natural
Kori Bustard
Latin: Ardeotis kori
Cites
Feather Natural
Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather
Claret-magenta
 
Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather Blue      
Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather Orange      
Roof Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Cites
Feather - Tail Blue      
Head Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      

Materials in pattern

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