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

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 201
Description "An old Tweed pattern much sought after on the Dee when dressed small."
Tags skirrow, dee, tweed,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Indian Crow
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Two turns of red, blue Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Silver
  • Hackle: Blue, from second turn
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wings: Doubled strips of Teal

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist.
TAIL. A topping and Indian Crow.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Two turns of red Seal's fur, followed by blue Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel.
HACKLE. Blue hackle, from second turn.
WINGS. Doubled strips of Teal.