"The Fenian" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 148
"A good fly on most rivers used in sizes up to 2/0."
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  • Tag: Silver twist, gold twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, powdered blue Macaw, Teal
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/3 orange Seal's fur, 1/3 violet silk, 1/3 black silk
  • Ribs: Silver tinsel, gold lace
  • Hackle: Red-claret and light blue, stripped on one side, from violet silk
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wings: Golden Pheasant tail and tippet strands. Teal, Mallard, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Ibis and powdered blue Macaw, married
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and gold twist, respectively.
TAIL. A topping, powdered blue Macaw, and Teal.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Orange Seal's fur, violet silk and black silk, in equal divisions.
RIBS. Silver tinsel and gold lace.
HACKLE. From violet silk ; one side of a red-claret and one side of a light blue hackle, forming one.
WINGS. Golden Pheasant tail and tippet strands; Teal, Mallard, and a topping.
SIDES. Ibis and powdered blue Macaw (married).
HORNS. Blue Macaw.