"Napoleon" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 192
"One of the old Lee patterns, and in general use in the Spring of 1893. The 'Blue-grey-and-brown' is a variation of this fly."
Tags courtney, lee,


  • Tag: Silver twist, red wool
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Indian Crow
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/3 blue silk, butted with claret hackle. 2/3 silver Monkey
  • Rib: 1/3 fine silver, 2/3 gold
  • Hackle: Irish-grey, from blue silk
  • Throat: Yellow, claret and light blue
  • Wings: Golden Pheasant tippet in strands, Golden Pheasant tail. Blue, yellow and claret Swan. Bustard, Mallard, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Cheeks: Indian Crow
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and red wool.
TAIL. A topping and Indian Crow.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two sections: No. 1, of blue silk, forming one-third, ribbed with fine silver tinsel and butted with a claret hackle. No. 2, silver Monkey, ribbed with gold tinsel.
HACKLE. An Irish-grey hackle, from blue silk.
THROAT. A yellow, a claret, and a light blue hackle.
WINGS. Tippet (strands) Golden Pheasant tail; Swan dyed blue, yellow, and claret, Bustard, Mallard, and a topping.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
CHEEKS. Indian Crow.
HEAD. Black herl.