"The Gallinipper" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 151
Description "An old standard on the Usk, and a useful fly in Scotland."
Tags kelson, usk,


  • Tag: Silver twist, scarlet silk
  • Tail: Toucan, from undertail. Amherst Pheasant tail strands, point of Jungle Cock
  • Butt: Orange herl
  • Body: 1/3 Dirty orange, 1/3 Mouse, 1/3 black Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Throat: Scarlet, natural blue-dun
  • Wings: Two strips of Peacock wing, Golden Pheasant tail in strands
  • Sides: Teal and Ibis, married
  • Cheeks: Indian Crow
  • Horns: Red Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and scarlet silk.
TAIL. Toucan (half orange, half red from undertail) Amherst Pheasant tail strands, and point of Jungle.
BUTT. Orange herl.
BODY. Dirty orange, Mouse, and black Seal's fur equally divided.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
THROAT. Scarlet hackle and a natural blue-dun.
WINGS. Two strips of Peacock wing, and Golden Pheasant tail in strands.
SIDES. Teal and Ibis (married).
CHEEKS. Indian Crow.
HORNS. Red Macaw.