"Ray Mead" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 199
"One of my oldest and most successful patterns at the present time"
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  • Tag: Silver twist, light blue silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Ibis, Summer Duck
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/4 yellow silk, 3/4 oval silver
  • Ribs: Oval gold
  • Hackle: Large Irish-grey from oval silver
  • Throat: Teal, three turns
  • Wings: Alternate narrow strips of yellow and black Swan, married. Summer Duck,  Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Jungle Cock
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and light blue silk.
TAIL. A topping, Ibis and Summer Duck.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. One-fourth of yellow silk, followed by silver tinsel (oval).
RIBS. Gold tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Large Irish-grey from oval tinsel.
THROAT. Teal, three turns.
WINGS. Alternate narrow strips of Swan dyed yellow and black, married; Summer Duck and a topping.
SIDES. Jungle.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.