"The Helmsdale" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 166
Description "A very old favourite on the Helmsdale."
Tags radcliffe, helmsdale,

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist, orange silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Two turns of light yellow silk, yellow Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Silver, fine oval
  • Hackle: Yellow over yellow fur
  • Throat: Light blue
  • Wings: Brown mottled Turkey slightly white tipped

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and orange silk.
TAIL. A topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Two turns of light yellow silk and yellow Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel, and fine oval tinsel.
HACKLE. Yellow hackle along fur.
THROAT. Light blue hackle.
WINGS. Brown mottled Turkey slightly white tipped.