"Spring Grub (Mr. Kelson)" by Hale, J.H

Author Hale, J.H
Book How to Tie Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 115


  • Tag: Silver twist, light blue floss
  • Tail: Scarlet ibis and blue macaw
  • Body: 1/2 yellow, 1/2 black silk
  • Rib: 1/2 black chenille, 1/2 silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Furnace dyed orange by tail. Natural blue at joint. Natural coch-y-bond-dhu at front
  • Throat: Guinea

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Original material

As written in the book:

Tag. Silver twist and light blue floss.
Tail. Scarlet ibis and blue macaw in married
Body. In two sections, having three hackles; at the tail, a furnace hackle dyed orange; first half of body yellow silk ribbed with black chenille; in the centre a natural blue hackle; second half of body black silk ribbed with silver tinsel; head hackles, a natural coch-y-bond-dhu; and last, a gallina dyed dark orange.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Floss Blue - Light      
Tail Ibis
Latin: Eudocimus ruber
Feather Scarlet      
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail Blue      
Body Silk
1/2 body
1/2 body
Rib Chenille
1/2 body
1/2 body
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Furnace
By tail
Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus Natural blue
Feather - Neck
In center
Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Coch-y-bonddhu
At front
Throat Guinea Feather - Neck Natural

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