"The Claret Jay" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 132
Description "Introduced for me by Farlow many years since."
Tags kelson, farlow,

Material

  • Body: Two turns light red-claret silk, claret Seal's fur
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Claret hackle, from second turn
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wings: Strands of Teal, Tippet and Toucan. Parrot, light mottled Turkey, Golden Pheasant tail, Guinea, dark Bustard. Yellow, light blue and claret Swan. Mallard
  • Sides: Ibis and yellow Macaw (married)
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

BODY. Two turns of light red-claret silk, followed by claret Seal's fur.
BUTT. Black herl.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Claret hackle, from second turn.
THROAT. Jay.
WINGS. Strands of Teal, Tippet and Toucan ; Parrot, light mottled Turkey, Golden Pheasant tail, Gallina, dark Bustard, Swan dyed yellow, light blue, and claret; and Mallard.
SIDES. Ibis and yellow Macaw (married).
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.