"Thunder and Lightning (Mr. Kelson)" by Hale, J.H

Author Hale, J.H
Book How to Tie Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 116


  • Tag: Gold twist, yellow floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Black silk
  • Rib: Oval gold tinsel
  • Hackle: Orange, from first turn of tinsel
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wings: Mallard
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping
  • Sides: Jungle cock
  • Horns: Blue macaw
  • Head: Black.

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag. Gold twist and yellow floss.
Tail. A topping.
Butt. Black herl.
Body. Black silk.
Ribbed. Oval gold tinsel.
Hackle. Orange from first turn of tinsel.
Throat. Jay.
Wings. Mallard; topping over.
Sides. Jungle cock.
Horns. Blue macaw.
Head. Black.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Gold      
Floss Yellow      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus herl
Body Silk Black      
Rib Tinsel - Oval Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
From first turn of tinsel
Throat Blue Jay Feather - Wing Blue      
Other Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather - Shoulder Natural
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Sides Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck Natural
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail Blue      
Head Varnish Black      

Materials in pattern

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