"Louise" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 185
"A favourite in Ireland and a general fly on the Hampshire Avon."
Tags bernard, irish, avon,


  • Tag: Silver twist, pink silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/3 light lilac silk, buted with black herl. 1/3 dark lilac or slate coloured silk, butted with black herl. 1/3 pink silk
  • Ribs: Fine silver
  • Hackle: Natural straw coloured coch-a-bonddu over pink silk
  • Wings: Guinea, Summer Duck, red-claret and yellow Swan, Golden Pheasant tail, tippet and topping
  • Sides: Jungle Cock
  • 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. In three sections butted with black herl: No. 1, light lilac silk; No. 2, dark lilac or slate coloured silk; No. 3, pink silk.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (fine).
HACKLE. From third butt, a natural straw coloured coch-a-bonddu.
WINGS. Gallina, Summer Duck, Swan dyed red-claret and yellow, Golden Pheasant tail and tippet, and a topping.
SIDES. Jungle.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.