"The Blue Wasp" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 121
"One of the most popular patterns on the Earn."
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  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Summer Duck, Ibis
  • Body: Yellow and blue Seal's fur
  • Rib: Fine oval silver over yellow, flat silver over blue
  • Hackle: Blue over blue
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wing: Two strips of cinnamon Turkey with white points
  • Topping: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Summer Duck
  • Head: Black wool

Original material

As written in the book:

TAIL. A topping, Summer Duck, and Ibis.
BODY. Equal divisions of yellow and blue Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval, fine) over yellow, and silver tinsel (flat and larger) over blue.
HACKLE. A blue hackle along blue fur.
WINGS. Two strips of cinnamon Turkey having white points, and a topping.
SIDES. Summer Duck.
HEAD. Black wool.