"The Tri-Colour" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 217
Description "A standard fly on the Dee, which, when dressed with a red breast hackle of the Golden Pheasant and with white (strips) wings, is known by the name of 'The Killer.'"
Tags dee,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant red breast feather
  • Body: Yellow, light blue, scarlet Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Silver lace, silver
  • Hackle: Natural grey Heron, from blue fur
  • Throat: Widgeon, or Teal for large patterns
  • Wings: Two strips of plain, cinnamon Turkey

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist.
TAIL. Red breast feather of the Golden Pheasant.
BODY. Yellow, light blue, and scarlet Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver lace and silver tinsel.
HACKLE. Natural grey Heron, from blue fur.
THROAT. Widgeon (Teal, large patterns).
WINGS. Two strips of plain, cinnamon Turkey.