"The Barkworth" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 110
Description "Use this fly in dark coloured water, writes a friend of mine, and you will not regret it. The inventor himself succeeds with it on the Wye when the water is positively muddy.
Tags barkworth, wye,

Material

  • Tag: Gold twist, dark orange silk
  • Tail:  Golden Pheasant topping. Summer Duck, Toucan from under-tail
  • Butt: Black Osrich herl
  • Body: Two equal sections, 1: Straw-coloured silk, veiled with Toucan above and below. Black Ostrich her! as separator. 2: Dark orange silk,
  • Rib: 1: Fine oval gold, 2: Gold
  • Hackle: Dark orange, over orange
  • Throat: Blue Guinea, Blue Jay for smaller hooks
  • Underwing: Two Golden Pheasant tippets, back to back
  • Wing: Light mottled Turkey, dyed dark orange.Blue Macaw, two strips. Straw-coloured Swan, Golden Pheasant tail
  • Topping: Two Golden Pheasant toppings
  • Sides: Jungle Cock
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Head: Black Osrich herl

Cites list

This pattern contains cites material. The following list is a suggestion of substitutes you can use for this pattern.

Animal Substitutes
Toucan
  • Feather => Swan : Feather - Chest
Macaw
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist and dark orange silk.
TAIL. A topping. Summer Duck, and Toucan from under-tail.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two equal sections: No. 1, straw-coloured silk, ribbed with gold tinsel (oval, fine) ; butted with Toucan (orange) above and below, and black her!: No. 2, dark orange silk, having a dark orange hackle along it, and ribbed with gold tinsel.
THROAT. Gallina, dyed blue. (Jay for small patterns.)
WINGS. Two tippets (back to back) light mottled Turkey, dyed dark orange, two strips of blue Macaw, Swan dyed straw-colour, Golden Pheasant tail and two toppings.
SIDES. Jungle.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
HEAD. Black herl.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Gold      
Silk Orange - Dark      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Duck
Latin: Anatidae
Feather
Summer Duck
Natural
Toucan
Latin: Family: Ramphastidae
Cites
Feather - Tail
Under-tail
Natural
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Silk
1/2 body, straw-coloured
 
Toucan
Latin: Family: Ramphastidae
Cites
Feather
Veiled over and under straw-coloured silk
Natural
Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl
Separator
Black      
Silk Orange - Dark      
Rib Tinsel - Oval
Fine
Gold      
Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Over orange
Orange - Dark      
Throat Guinea Feather
Blue Jay for smaller hooks
Blue      
Other Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
Two, back to back
Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather
Light mottled
Orange - Dark      
Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Cites
Feather
Two strips
Blue      
Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather
Straw-coloured
 
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Sides Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Cites
Feather - Neck Natural
Other Cotinga - Spangled
Latin: Cotinga cayana
Feather Blue      
Head Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      

Materials in pattern

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