"Dusty Miller" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 223


  • Hook: 1 1/4 to 3 inches
  • Tag: Silver, golden yellow floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, Indian Crow
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 2/3 embossed silver, 1/3 orange floss
  • Rib: Fine oval silver
  • Hackle: Golden olive over orange
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wing: Black white-tipped Turkey tail strips. Teal. Yellow, scarlet, and orange Swan. Bustard, Florican and Golden Pheasant tail. Narrow strips of Pintail and barred Summer Duck
  • Roof: Brown Mallard
  • Cheek: Jungle Cock
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue and Yellow Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 1 1/4 to 3 inches).
Tag: Silver thread and golden yellow floss.
Tail: A topping and Indian Crow.
Butt: Black herl.
Body: First two - thirds, embossed silver tinsel; remainder, orange floss.
Ribs: Fine oval silver tinsel.
Hackle: A golden olive hackle over the orange floss only (sometimes the hackle is omitted).
Throat: Speckled Gallina.
Wings: A pair of black white-tipped Turkey tail strips (back to back); over these, but not entirely hiding them, a mixed "sheath" of "married" strands of Teal, yellow, scarlet, and orange Swan, Bustard, Florican, and Golden Pheasant tail; "married" narrow strips of Pintail and barred Summer Duck; narrow strips of brown Mallard over.
Cheeks: Jungle Cock; a topping over all.
Horns: Blue and Yellow Macaw.