"Nightshade" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 193
"A good late evening pattern."
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  • Tag: Silver twist, pink silk
  • Tail: Orange Toucan, red Toucan
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Light red-orange, dark red-orange Pig's wool
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Dark red-orange Vulture from dark red-orange wool
  • Throat: Black Partridge, grey speckled
  • Wings: Two strips of black and white mottled Turkey

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and pink silk.
TAIL. Orange Toucan and red Toucan.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Light red-orange and dark red-orange Pig's wool.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. From dark red-orange wool (half-way) a Vulture hackle (or a small Eagle or hen Pheasant hackle), dyed dark red-orange.
THROAT. Black Partridge (grey speckled).
WINGS. Two strips of black and white mottled Turkey.