"The Claret Wasp" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 133
"A real favourite on the Earn and popular on many other Scotch rivers."
Tags malloch, earn,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Widgeon and Ibis
  • Body: 1/2 yellow, 1/2 claret Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Oval fine silver over yellow, silver over claret
  • Hackle: Claret over claret Seal's fur
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wings: Two strips of cinnamon Turkey

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping, Widgeon and Ibis.
BODY. Equal parts of yellow and claret Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval, fine) over yellow half, and silver tinsel.
HACKLE. A claret hackle along claret Seal's fur.
THROAT. Gallina.
WINGS. Two strips of cinnamon Turkey.