"The Butcher" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 125
Description "This old standard is used everywhere. For my own work I always add a topping to the wing."
Tags jewhurst,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Goldebn Pheasant topping, Teal, powdered blue Macaw
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/4 of each: light red-claret, light blue, dark red-claret and dark blue  Seal's fur
  • Rib: Silver, on large hooks preceded by silver lace
  • Hackle: Natural black, from light red-claret Seal's fur
  • Throat: A yellow hackle and Gallina
  • Underwing: Golden Pheasant tippet and breast feather of the Golden Pheasant, back to-back
  • Wing: Teal, Golden Pheasant tail, Guinea, Bustard, Peacock wing, strands of Parrot and yellow Swan, Mallard
  • Horn: Blue Macaw
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. Topping, Teal, and powdered blue Macaw.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In four equal divisions of Seal's fur, viz.: light red-claret and light blue, dark red-claret and dark blue respectively.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (preceded on large hooks by silver lace).
HACKLE. A natural black, from light red-claret Seal's fur.
THROAT. A yellow hackle and Gallina.
WINGS. A tippet, and breast feather of the Golden Pheasant (back to-back) veiled with Teal, Golden Pheasant tail, Gallina, Bustard, and Peacock wing; strands of Parrot and Swan dyed yellow; and Mallard.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
HEAD. Black herl.