"The Blue Palmer" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 121
Description "An excellent Irish pattern; and, when lightly dressed and used in summer, kills well on the Dee."
Tags hardy, dee, irish,


  • Tag: Silver twist, dark blue silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Dark blue silk
  • Rib: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Light red-claret from second turn
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wing: Golden Pheasant tippet in strands, dark Turkey, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail. Married strips of yellow, red and blue Swan
  • Roof: Mallard
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and dark blue silk.
TAIL. A topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Dark blue silk.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Light red-claret from second turn.
WINGS. Tippet strands, dark Turkey, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail; married strips of Swan dyed yellow, red, and blue; and two strips of Mallard above.
HEAD. Black herl.