"Nicol's Favourite" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 193
Description "A killing fly in peat or porter coloured water in all rivers North of the Grampians."
Tags mcnicol,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, blue Chatterer
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Silver
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Yellow, from center
  • Throat: Unbarred Summer Duck
  • Wings: Yellow mohair, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Large Chatterer with Jungle Cock over
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping and blue Chatterer.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Silver tinsel.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Yellow, from mid-way.
THROAT. Unbarred Summer Duck.
WINGS. Yellow mohair and a topping.
SIDES. Large Chatterer and Jungle over.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.