"The Black Goldfinch" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 116
"A well-known Irish pattern"
Tags enright,


  • Tag: Silver twist, red-orange silk
  • Tail: Toucan, Indian Crow
  • Body: Black silk
  • Rib: Oval Silver
  • Hackle: Blue Jay, from centre
  • Wing: Two Indian Crow, back to back, three Golden Pheasant toppings
  • Horn: Blue Macaw
  • Cheek: Chatterer
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and red-orange silk.
TAIL. Toucan and Indian Crow.
BODY. Black silk.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Jay, from centre.
WINGS. Two Indian Crow (back to back) and three toppings.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
HEAD. Black herl.