"The Lee Blue" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 180
Description "A very old standard on the Lee"
Tags haynes, lee,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow wool
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Blue Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Fine oval silver
  • Hackle: Blue, from second turn
  • Throat: Yellow
  • Wings: Golden Pheasant tippet in  strands, Golden Pheasant tail, dark mottled Turkey, yellow and blue Swan, Mallard
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow wool.
TAIL. A topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Blue Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval, fine).
HACKLE. A blue hackle, from second turn.
THROAT. A yellow hackle.
WINGS. Tippet (strands), Golden Pheasant tail, dark mottled Turkey, Swan dyed yellow and blue; and Mallard above.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.