"Gold Reeach" by Knox, Arthur Edward

Author Knox, Arthur Edward
Book Autumns on the Spey
Book Edition N/A
Page 68
Tags salmon, spey, riverspey, gold,


  • Body: Black berlin wool
  • Tip: Optional orange silk
  • Rib: Flat gold tinsel, three turns. Three rows of very fine gold between flat
  • Hackle: Red cock tail coverts
  • Throat: Teal or guinea-fowl
  • Wing: Mallard.

Original material

As written in the book:

Body black with three bars of flat gold tinsel, between which are three rows of very fine gold beading. Tip of the tail sometimes finished with orange silk. Red cock hackle from the tail coverts - soft and fine - along the body of the fly. Shoulder hackle of teal or guinea-fowl. Wing, mallard.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Other Wool - Berlin Black      
Tip Silk Orange      
Rib Tinsel - Flat Gold      
Tinsel - Fine Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Tail coverts Red - Dark      
Throat Teal
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather - Flank Natural
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather - Shoulder Natural

Materials in pattern

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