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

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 214
Description "NOTE. One of our best silver bodied 'modifications,' often varied in tail, hackle, throat and wing."

Tags taite, tweed, usk,


  • Tag: Silver twist, blue silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Toucan
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Flat silver
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Claret, from second turn of ribs
  • Throat: Blue
  • Wings: Hen Pheasant tail, Peacock wing, red-orange Swan, Golden Pheasant tail, two strips of Mallard above
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and blue silk.
TAIL. Topping and Toucan.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Silver tinsel (flat).
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Claret, from second turn of ribs.
THROAT. Blue hackle.
WINGS. Hen Pheasant tail, Peacock wing, Swan dyed red-orange, Golden Pheasant tail, and two strips of Mallard above.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.

RIVERS : Tweed, Usk.