"Blue Limerick" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 201


  • Hook: 1 to 1 1/2 inches
  • Tag: Silver
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Pale blue floss
  • Rib: Oval silver, or finer oval silver and gold together
  • Hackle: Pale blue
  • Throat: Light Woodcock breast or Bittern
  • Wing: Yellow Swan set upright
  • Cheeks: Blue Chatterer
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue and yellow Macaw

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 1 to 1 1/2 inches).
Tag: Silver tinsel.
Tail: A topping.
Butt: Black herl.
Body: Pale blue floss.
Ribs: Oval silver tinsel, or finer oval silver and gold tinsel together.
Hackle: Pale blue hackle.
Throat: Light Woodcock breast feather, or Bittern hackle (when obtainable).
Wings: Yellow Swan strips (set upright).
Cheeks: Blue Chatterer; a topping over.
Horns: Blue and yellow Macaw.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Floss
Pale blue
Blue - Light      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Pale blue
Blue - Light      
Throat Woodcock Feather - Chest
Light. Or bittern
Wing Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing
Set upright
Other Cotinga - Spangled
Latin: Cotinga cayana
Feather - Chest Blue      
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail
Blue and Yellow

Materials in pattern

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