"The Torrish" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 216
Description "A great favourite on the Helmsdale."
Tags radcliffe, helmsdale,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Ibis
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Oval tinsel, butted in center with Indian Crow above and below, black herl
  • Throat: Red-orange, similar in color to the Indian Crow
  • Wings: Two strips of black, white tipped, Turkey, Bustard, Peacock wing, Guinea, Golden Pheasant tail. Two strands red and blue Swan, married. Mallard Golden Pheasant topping
  • Cheeks: Indian Crow
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping and Ibis.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two equal sections of oval tinsel; the first butted with Indian Crow above and below, and black herl.
THROAT. A red-orange hackle, in colour similar to the Crow.
WINGS. Two strips of black Turkey white tipped, Bustard, Peacock wing, Gallina, Golden Pheasant tail; and two strands of Swan dyed red (white) and blue married; Mallard and a topping.
CHEEKS. Indian Crow.
HEAD. Black herl.