"The McMillan" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 188
Tags mcnicol, thurso, forss, halladale, helmsdale, naver,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Indian Crow
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body:1/2 silver, butted with Parrot above and below, black herl. 1/2 gold
  • Ribs: Oval gold tinsel from center
  • Hackle: Gold over gold
  • Throat: Green, matching Parrot in tone

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping and Indian Crow.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. In two equal sections: No. 1, Silver tinsel, butted with Parrot above and below and black herl: No. 2, gold tinsel with a gold hackle from centre butt.
THROAT. A green hackle (matching Parrot in tone).
RIBS. Gold tinsel (oval) from centre.

RIVERS : Thurso, Forss, Halladale, Helmsdale and Naver.