"The Baron" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 110
Description "An excellent fly in Norway as well as on the Shannon, Blackwater, Earn, Test, and Usk. The Baron is a fly I am very fond of and, with it, Sir Hyde Parker killed his memorable 60 Ibs. Salmon."
Tags farlow, shannon, usk, earn,

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist, dark red-claret silk
  • Tail:  Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black Ostrich herl
  • Body: Two equal sections, 1: Flat silver tinsel, veiled with Indian Crow above and below. Separator: Black Ostrich herl. 2: Black silk
  • Rib: 1: Oval silver, 2: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Dark red-claret over black
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wings: Golden Pheasant tippet strands. Yellow Swan, Summer Duck, blue and red Macaw, Golden Pheasant tail, Peacock wing,
  • Roof: Mallard
  • Topping: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides:  Jungle Cock
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black Ostrich herl

Cites list

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

Animal Substitutes
Macaw
Peacock
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and dark red-claret silk.
TAIL. Topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two sections. The first half with silver tinsel (flat) ribbed with silver tinsel (oval) and butted with Indian Crow (extending to tag) and black herl. The second half with black silk, ribs of silver tinsel (oval), having a dark red-claret hackle along it.
THROAT. Jay.
WINGS. Tippet strands, Swan, dyed yellow, Summer Duck, blue and red Macaw, Golden Pheasant tail, Peacock wing, Mallard above and a topping.
SIDES. Jungle.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Silk
Dark
Claret-red      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Tinsel - Flat Silver      
Indian Crow
Latin: Pyroderus scutatus
Feather
Veiling above and below silver
Natural
Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl
Separator
Black      
Silk Black      
Rib Tinsel - Oval
Over silver
Silver      
Tinsel - Oval
Over black
Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Dark, over black
Claret-red      
Throat Blue Jay Feather - Wing Blue      
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
In strands
Natural
Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather Yellow      
Duck
Latin: Anatidae
Feather
Summer Duck
Natural
Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Cites
Feather Blue      
Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Cites
Feather Red      
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural
Peacock
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Cites
Feather - Wing Natural
Roof Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather 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      
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Cites
Feather - Tail Blue      
Head Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      

Materials in pattern

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