"The Durham Ranger" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 144
Tags wright, tweed, spey, lochy, tay, don, earn,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Indian Crow
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Two turns orange silk, two turns dark orange Seal's fur, black Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Silver lace, silver
  • Hackle: White coch-a-bonddu dyed orange, from orange fur
  • Throat: Light blue
  • Wings: Two Jungle Cock back to back, four Golden Pheasant tippets covering Jungle Cock, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black Berlin wool

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. Topping and Indian Crow.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Two turns of orange silk, two turns of dark orange Seal's fur; the rest, which is about half, of black Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver lace and silver tinsel.
HACKLE. A white coch-a-bonddu dyed orange, running along the furs.
THROAT. Light blue hackle.
WiNGS. Four tippets overlapping (two on each side) and enveloping two projecting Jungle (back to back), and a topping.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black Berlin wool.