"The Ghost" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 152
Description "This is an old standard and bears the reputation of killing fish on those occasions when pools have been over-thrashed with ordinary patterns."

Material

  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Blue Jay, back to back
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 1/2 Black silk butted with two turns of silver tinsel and two golden toppings above and below. 1/2 Black Ostrich herl
  • Hackle: Natural black, from center
  • Wings: Two strips of Shovel Duck
  • Horns: Blue Macaw

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist.
TAIL. Jay (points, back to back).
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two equal sections : No. 1, Black silk (thin) butted with two turns of silver tinsel and two golden toppings above and below. No. 2, Black Ostrich herl.
HACKLE. Natural black hackle, from centre.
WINGS. Two strips of Shovel Duck.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.