"Akroyd" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 107
"An excellent Dee pattern. For early fishing in snow water this fly is often dressed with double white wings ; the first pair (strips) at centre of body, the others at head. This variation has proved of much service on many rivers, and was introduced some years since by Garden, of Aberdeen."
Tags blacklaws,


  • Tag: Gold twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping and tippet in strands
  • Body: 1/2 yellow, 1/2 black Seal's fur,
  • Hackle: Yellow over yellow, black over black
  • Rib: Gold
  • Throat: Black Heron
  • Wing: Cinnamon Turkey with light points, two strips
  • Sides: Jungle Cock, short and drooping

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist.
TAIL. A topping and tippet strands.
BODY. The first half of yellow Seal's fur, having a yellow hackle along it; followed by black Seal's fur, and a black hackle along it.
RIBS. Gold tinsel.
THROAT. Black Heron.
WINGS. Two strips of cinnamon Turkey showing light points.
SIDES. Jungle (short and drooping).

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Gold      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Body Seal Fur
1/2 body
Seal Fur
1/2 body
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Over yellow
Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Over black
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Throat Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Feather Black      
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
With light points, two strips
Sides Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck
Short and drooping

Materials in pattern

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