"The Hempseed Grub" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 167
Tags kelson, grub,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Ibis, yellow Macaw
  • Butt: Natural red Irish-grey hackle, cheeked with Jungle Cock
  • Body: 1/2 Yellow and claret Seal's fur, butted with natural red Irish-grey hackle, cheeked with Jungle Cock. 1/2 blue Seal's fur
  • Rib: Fine oval silver,
  • Head: Natural red Irish-grey hackle, Widgeon
  • Cheeks: Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist.
TAIL. Ibis and yellow Macaw (mixed).
BUTT. No. 1 hackle a natural red Irish-grey, cheeked with Jungle points.
BODY. Yellow and claret Seal's fur (half-way) ribbed with silver tinsel (fine, oval). No. 2 hackle, a similar one and cheeked as before, followed by blue Seal's fur and ribs.
HEAD. No. 3 hackle as before, and Widgeon, cheeked again with Jungle.