"The Claret Palmer" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 133
"This fly is as popular in Ireland as the 'Blue Palmer.'"
Tags hardy,


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

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and dark blue silk.
TAIL. A topping and Indian Crow.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Light red-claret silk.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Blue, from second turn.
WINGS. Same as "Blue Palmer."
HEAD. Black herl.