"Bluebell" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 118
Description "Fishing in 1886 at Stanley-on-Tweed, the author of Bluebell wrote: 'For the last three days the fish would look at nothing, but I tried a Bluebell last night and have had rare fun with it to-day, killing three fish in one pool, the largest 28 Ibs. . . .'"
Tags traherne,


  • Tag: Silver twist, dark orange silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Blue silk
  • Rib: Silver and lace
  • Hackle: Powdered blue Macaw, stripped on one side
  • Throat: Yellow Macaw
  • Wing: Red Macaw in strands, two Golden Pheasant toppings
  • Sides: Jungle Cock
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and dark orange silk.
TAIL. Topping.
BUTT. Black herl
BODY. Blue silk.
RIBS. Silver tinsel and silver lace.
HACKLE. Powdered blue Macaw (one side stripped).
THROAT. Yellow Macaw.
WINGS. Red Macaw in strands and two toppings.
SIDES. Jungle.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.