"The Little Kelly" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 183
Description "This fly holds a high reputation on the Tweed for Summer use, and is an old standard on the Usk."

Tags kelson, tweed, usk,


  • Tag: Gold twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Ibis
  • Body: Dirty yellow Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Silver tinsel
  • Throat: Coch-a-bonddu
  • Wings: Peacock herl
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist.
TAIL. A topping and Ibis.
BODY. Dirty yellow Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (the original pattern which I introduced myself on the Usk, years since, in company with "Harry Giles," was made with gold ribs) .
THROAT. A coch-a-bonddu hackle.
WINGS. Peacock herl.
HORNS. Blue Macaw (originally red Macaw).