"The Kendle" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 176
Description "One of Mr. Field's best patterns. It is an old favourite on the Test, and is often useful on many other rivers. On the upper part of the Wye"
Tags field, test, wye,

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Two Golden Pheasant toppings, Chatterer
  • Body: White silk, bound closely with a thin strip of gold-beater skin about the width of the broadest tinsel, each join being covered with fine gold tinsel, about eight turns in one inch
  • Throat: Yellow, or yellow Macaw for large hooks. Blue over yellow, or blue Guinea for large hooks
  • Wings: Blue and yellow Swan, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail,upper and lower strip of Teal
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist.
TAIL. Two toppings and Chatterer.
BODY. White silk, bound closely with a thin strip of gold-beater skin about the width of the broadest tinsel, each join being covered with fine gold tinsel (about eight turns in one inch).
THROAT. Yellow hackle (or yellow Macaw for large hooks) and a blue hackle over it (or Gallina dyed blue for large hooks).
WINGS. Swan dyed blue and yellow, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail, with an upper and lower strip of Teal.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.