"King Alfred" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 177
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  • Tag: Silver twist, blue silk
  • Tail: Toucan, Golden Pheasant tippet strands, Teal
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Two turns silver tinsel, three turns red-claret silk, four turns gold tinsel, five turns dark blue silk
  • Ribs: Fine oval silver
  • Hackle: Blue, from gold tinsel
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Underwings: Long Amherst Pheasant tail, Golden Pheasant tippet strands
  • Wing: Two long and two shorter Jungle Cock, three Golden Pheasant toppings
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and blue silk.
TAIL. Toucan, tippet strands, and Teal.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Two turns of silver tinsel, three turns of red-claret silk, four turns of gold tinsel, five turns of dark blue silk (or in such proportions) .
RIBS. Silver tinsel (fine, oval).
HACKLE. Blue, from gold tinsel.
WINGS. Underwing (long) Amherst Pheasant tail, and Golden Pheasant tippet strands; two long Jungle, and two shorter (understood as "double Jungle") and three toppings.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.