"Balmoral" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 109
"A favourite Dee fly. "
Tags garden, dee,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Golden Pheasant tippet strands
  • Butt: Black Ostrich herl
  • Body: Green and dark blue Seal's fur
  • Rib: Silver lace, silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Black Heron from green
  • Throat: Widgeon
  • Wings: Cinnamon Turkey, 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. Silver twist.
TAIL. A topping and tippet strands.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Green and dark blue Seal's fur, equally divided.
RIBS. Silver lace and silver tinsel.
HACKLE. Black Heron from green fur.
THROAT. Widgeon.
WINGS. Two strips of plain cinnamon Turkey.
SIDES. Jungle (short and drooping).

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
In strands
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Seal Fur Green      
Seal Fur Blue      
Rib Tinsel - Lace Silver      
Tinsel Silver      
Hackle Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
From green
Throat Widgeon
Latin: Genus: Mareca
Feather Natural
Other Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather Cinnamon      
Sides Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck
Short and dropping

Materials in pattern

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