"Leigh's Sun Fly" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 182
Description "An excellent fly in very bright weather on the Inver, Usk, Tweed, Spey, Blackwater, Boyne, Test, and Wye, etc."
Tags austen-leigh, inver, usk, tweed, spey, blackwater, boyne, test, wye,


  • Tag: Silver twist, pink silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Yellow, magenta, light blue, plum-claret and dark blue Berlin wool, tied in even sections
  • Ribs: Silver lace
  • Throat: Light blue,  Blue Jay
  • Wings: Four Golden Pheasant toppings
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and pink silk.
TAIL. A topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Evenly divided coils (wasp fashion) of yellow, majenta, light blue, plum-claret and dark blue Berlin wools.
RIBS. Silver lace.
THROAT. Light blue hackle and Jay.
WINGS. Four toppings.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.