"Grey Heron" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 233


  • Hook: 1 1/2 to 2inches
  • Body: 1/3 lemon, 2/3 black Berlin wool
  • Rib: Flat silver, oval silver and gold
  • Hackle: Grey Heron hackle from end of body, tied in at the point
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wing: Brown Mallard strips, short

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 1 1/2 to 2inches).
Body: First third, lemon Berlin wool; remainder, black Berlin wool.
Ribs: Flat silver tinsel, and oval silver and gold tinsels
Hackle: A grey Heron hackle from one end of body tied in at the point (or, almost better, as in the fly figured on Plate VII., a hackle from the rump of a Blue Game hen).
Throat: Speckled Gallina.
Wings: (As in Black King.)

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Wool - Berlin
1/3 body
Wool - Berlin
2/3 body
Rib Tinsel - Flat Silver      
Tinsel - Oval Silver      
Tinsel - Oval Gold      
Hackle Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Tied in at tip
Throat Guinea Feather - Neck Natural
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather - Shoulder Brown      

Materials in pattern

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