"The Hop Dog" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 168
Description "This Grub comes into use earlier than all others except the 'Spring Grub.'"
Tags kelson, grub,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Indian Crow
  • Butt: Toucan, tied as hackle, cheeked with Chatterer
  • Body: Black and red-orange chenille in alternate coils, butted in centre with Toucan and Chatterer
  • Head: Toucan, red-orange Guinea
  • Cheeks: Chatterer

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist (plenty).
TAIL. Indian Crow.
BUTT. Toucan (as hackle), cheeked on each side with Chatterer.
BODY. Alternate coils (wasp-like, not spiral) black, and red-orange chenilles; in centre, Toucan and Chatterer as before.
HEAD. Toucan, and Gallina dyed red-orange forming third hackle, and Chatterer repeated.