"The Red Drake" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 200
Description "Used on the Earn, Aberdeenshire Dec, Teviot, Blackwater (Mallow district), Usk and Wye"

Tags kelson, earn, aberdeenshire, teviot, blackwater, usk, wye,

Material

  • Tag: Gold twist, light blue silk
  • Tail: Toucan, Ibis, Amherst Pheasant
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/3 buttercup, 2/3 black silk
  • Hackle: Red-orange over black
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Ribs: Oval gold
  • Wings: Two strips of Mandarin Drake, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist and light blue silk.
TAIL. Toucan, Ibis, and Amherst Pheasant.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. One third of buttercup silk and black silk, having a red-orange hackle down it.
THROAT. Jay.
RIBS. Gold tinsel (oval).
WINGS. Two spreading strips of the Mandarin Drake, white tipped (a fair imitation is occasionally found on the domestic Mallard) and a topping.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.