"The Davidson" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 138
"The inventor, who introduced Frank Buckland to his first fish, used this pattern on all occasions when he found Salmon in a sulky humour."

Tags davidson,


  • Tag: Gold twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Peacock wing
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/2 gold tinsel, butted with Blue Jay hackle. 1/2 blue silk
  • Rib: Oval gold
  • Throat: Golden Pheasant tippet tied as hackle
  • Wings: Three Golden Pheasant toppings, middle one on its back, the other projecting outwards
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping and Peacock wing.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two sections: 1st half of gold tinsel, ribbed with gold tinsel (oval) and butted with a Jay hackle: 2nd half, blue silk ribbed
with gold tinsel (oval).
THROAT. A tippet (hackle-wise).
WINGS. Three toppings, the one in the centre is put on its back; the other two at the sides, projecting outwards.
HEAD. Black herl.