"The Red Drake" by Kelson, George M.

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

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


  • 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.
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.