"The Purple King" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 198
Description "An old standard Spey fly which, for general work is the best of the 'Kings'"
Tags spey,

Material

  • Body: 1/3 blue and 2/3 red Berlin wool mixed together
  • Ribs: From far side: gold, from near side: narrow silver. Wound reverse at equal distance
  • Hackle: Red Spey-cock, from end of body, tied in at the root of the feather instead of from the point, crossing over the ribs at each turn
  • Throat: Teal, one turn only
  • Wings: Two strips of Mallard showing with points and light roots

Original material

As written in the book:

BODY. Blue and red Berlin wool mixed together proportion, one part blue, two parts red.
RIBS. From far side, gold; from near side silver tinsel (narrow) wound the reverse way an equal distance apart.
HACKLE. A red Spey-cock hackle, from end of body, but wound in the usual way from the root of the feather instead of from the point, thus crossing over the ribs at each turn given.
THROAT. Teal, one turn only.
WINGS. Two strips of Mallard showing brown points and light roots.