"Fra Diavolo" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 150
Description

"With this pattern the inventor himself once caught thirteen fresh-run fish at Stanley in fifteen days."

Tags traherne, tay,

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist, light yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant Topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/3 red-orange silk, veiled with two Indian Crow feathers above and below, black herl. 2/3 light blue silk
  • Rib: 1/3 fine oval silver, 2/3 broad silver lace
  • Hackle: Light blue over light blue silk
  • Throat: Yellow Macaw
  • Wings: Two strips black Turkey with white points, Amherst Pheasant tail, red Macaw, green Swan, Macaw, two Golden Pheasant toppings
  • Sides: Summer Duck, Jungle Cock
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Cheeks: Chatterer

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and light yellow silk.
TAIL. Topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. One third red-orange silk, ribbed with fine silver tinsel (oval) having two Indian Crow feathers above and below, and butted as before; followed by light blue silk, ribbed with broad silver lace, having a light blue hackle along it.
THROAT. Yellow Macaw.
WINGS. Two strips black Turkey having white points, Amherst Pheasant tail, red Macaw, Swan dyed green Macaw, and two toppings.
SIDES. Summer Duck and Jungle above.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
RIVERS : Tay, etc.