"Lord Heny" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 184
Tags kelson, earn, lee, spey, usk,


  • Tag: Silver twist, light red-claret Seal's fur
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Ibis
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/2 canary, orange and fiery brown Seal's fur. 1/2 blue Seal's fur
  • Hackle: Blue over blue
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Ribs: Silver
  • Wings: Two Golden Pheasant tippets back to back. Strips of silver speckled Turkey, married strips of Teal and orange and red-claret Swan,  Golden Pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and light red-claret Seal's fur.
TAIL. Topping and Ibis.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. The first half, equal proportions of canary, orange, and fiery brown Seal's fur respectively ; the rest, blue Seal's fur with a blue hackle along it.
RIBS. Silver tinsel.
WINGS. Two tippets (back to back) strips of silver speckled Turkey, married strips of Teal and Swan dyed orange and red-claret ; and a topping.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.

RIVERS: Earn, Lee (Macroom district), Spey, and, when dressed small, a useful fly in summer on the Usk.