"The Red King" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 200


  • Body: Red Berlin wool
  • Ribs: Gold from far side, narrow silver rom near side, wound reverse at equal distance
  • Hackle: Red Spey-cock from end of body, tied in at the root, crossing over the ribs
  • Throat: Teal, one turn
  • Wings: Two strips of Mallard, with brown points and light roots

Original material

As written in the book:

BODY. Red Berlin wool (brick colour).
RIBS. Gold from far side, silver tinsel (narrow) from near side, wound the reverse way an equal distance apart.
HACKLE. A red Spey-cock hackle from end of body, but wound in the usual direction from the root instead of from the point, thus crossing over the ribs at each turn given.
THROAT. Teal, one turn only.
WINGS. Two strips of Mallard, showing brown points and light roots.