"Silver Reeach" by Knox, Arthur Edward

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


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

Original material

As written in the book:

Same as above, except that silver tinsel and beading are used instead of gold, and grey cock hackle along the body of the fly instead of red cock hackle.

Note, before: 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 Silver      
Tinsel - Fine
Three rows between flat silver
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Tail coverts Gray      
Throat Teal
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather - Flank Natural
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather - Shoulder Natural

Materials in pattern

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