"Ethel" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 146
"An excellent fly on the Usk."
Tags turnbull, usk,


  • Tag: Gold twist, light yellow silk
  • Tail: Summer Duck
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/2 light yellow silk, veiled with Toucan above and below, black herl. 1/2 red silk
  • Rib: 1/2 fine silver, 1/2 gold
  • Throat: Black Heron
  • Wings: Two Snipe back to back for underwing, veiled with Peacock herl
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist and light yellow silk.
TAIL. Summer Duck.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two sections: No. 1, light yellow silk, ribbed with fine silver tinsel, and butted with Toucan (above and below), and black herl; No. 2, red silk, ribbed with gold tinsel.
THROAT. Black Heron.
WINGS. Two Snipe (back to back) for underwing, veiled with Peacock herl.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.