"The Quilled Eagle" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 199
"I sometimes dress it with a yellow instead of a grey hackle"
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  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow quill
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, two strands of Peacock sword, Bustard, Ibis
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Yellow Quill, four turns orange Seal's fur at the throat
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Grey Eagle, from centre
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wings: Two Golden Pheasant tippets back to back, veiled with extending Jungle Cock, Ibis, Bustard, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Jungle Cock, to center of former pair

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and quill dyed yellow.
TAIL. A topping, and two strands of Peacock herl (sword feather) of Bustard and Ibis.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Quill dyed yellow, leaving space for four turns of orange Seal's fur at the throat.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. A grey Eagle hackle, from centre.
THROAT. Gallina (spotted feather).
WINGS. Two tippets (back to back) veiled with extending Jungle, a strip of Ibis and Bustard, and a topping.
SIDES. Jungle (to centre of former pair).