"The Lion" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 182
Tags wright, tay, tweed, lyon, spey, lochy, usk, findhorn, erne,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant Topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: 4/5 flat silver, 1/5 scarlet Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Natural black, from second turn
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wings: In strands: Golden Phesant Tippet and sword feather, Peacock herl. Yellow Macaw, red Macaw, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail, Teal, Guinea, Mallard, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Jungle Cock
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black wool

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. Topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Silver tinsel (flat), one fifth part at the throat being reserved for scarlet Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Natural black, from second turn.
THROAT. Gallina.
WINGS. Tippet, sword feather of Golden Pheasant, and Peacock herl, in strands. Yellow Macaw, red Macaw, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail, Teal, Gallina, Mallard, and a topping.
SIDES. Jungle.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black wool.
RIVERS: Tay, Tweed, Lyon, Spey, Lochy, with bright Jungle; Usk, Findhorn, and Erne with dull Jungle.