"Sir Herbert" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 208
Tags maxwell, tweed, usk, blackwater,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Indian Crow
  • Butt: Green Peacock herl
  • Body: Flat gold tinsel, two or three turns scarlet Seal's fur by throat
  • Rib: Oval gold
  • Hackle: Dar
  • Throat: Crimson
  • Wings: Two Golden Pheasant tippets closed at top, spreading slightly over the body at bottom. Bustard, Light blue and rose Swan, white tipped Turkey strands  Peacock's herl, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Jungle Cock or Summer Duck
  • Horns: Red Macaw
  • Head: Peacock herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping and Indian Crow.
BUTT. Green Peacock herl.
BODY. Gold tinsel (flat) to near the throat, having ribs of gold tinsel (oval), and a dark yellow hackle along it; then two or three turns of scarlet Seal's fur.
THROAT. Crimson hackle.
WINGS. Two tippets (closed) at top, spreading slightly over the body at bottom; Bustard, Swan dyed light blue and rose, Turkey strands (white tipped), Peacock's herl, and a topping.
SIDES. Jungle or Summer Duck.
HORNS. Red Macaw.
HEAD. Peacock herl.

RIVERS: Tweed, Usk, Blackwater.