"The Black Dog" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 115
Description "An old standard of my Father's, and a useful high water fly very good on the Spey, Wye, etc."
Tags kelson, spey, wye,

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist, canary silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Ibis
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Black silk
  • Rib: Yellow silk, oval silver
  • Hackle: Black Heron, from third yellow rib
  • Wing: Two red-orange hackles (back to back) enveloped by two Jungle Cock, unbarred Summer Duck, light Bustard, Amherst Pheasant, scarlet and yellow Swan
  • Topping: Two Golden Pheasant toppings

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and canary silk.
TAIL. A topping and Ibis.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Black silk.
RIBS. Yellow silk, and silver tinsel (oval) running on each side of it.
HACKLE. Black Heron from third yellow rib.
WINGS. Two red-orange hackles (back to back) enveloped by two Jungle; unbarred Summer Duck, light Bustard, Amherst Pheasant, Swan dyed scarlet and yellow and two toppings.