"The Golden Buttefly" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 154
Description "Note. Our best 'Exaggeration' for special use in bright weather and water."
Tags traherne, tweed, wye, barling, tay, norway,


  • Tag: Silver twist, light blue silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Light yellow silk. Divided in five sections, each butted with two Golden Pheasant tippet feathers back to back, above and below, black herl
  • Ribs: Fine silver, three wraps in each section
  • Wings: Six Golden Pheasant toppings
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and light blue silk.
TAIL. A topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Light yellow silk. The body is divided into five sections, butted at each with two tippet feathers (back to back) above and below, slightly increasing in size, as well as with black herl.
RIBS. Three in each section of fine silver twist.
WINGS. Six toppings.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.
RIVERS : Where it has actually killed the Tweed, Wye, barling on the Tay, and in Norway.