"The Comet" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 135
Description "An excellent fly on the Usk."
Tags kelson, usk,

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Toucan and tippet fibers in varying length
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Copper tinseled chenille
  • Hackle: Light fiery brown, two thirds of body
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wings: Two strips of Golden Pheasant tippet, veiled with Golden Pheasant tail, Teal, and Guinea. Mallard and a Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Married strip of yellow and powdered blue Macaw, Ibis
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. Toucan; and tippet fibres varying in length.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Copper tinselled chenille.
HACKLE. Light fiery brown (two thirds of body).
THROAT. Jay.
WINGS. Two strips of tippet, veiled with Golden Pheasant tail, Teal, and Gallina; Mallard and a topping.
SIDES. A married strip of yellow and powdered blue Macaw, and Ibis.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.