"The Silver Doctor" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 206
"A great fly throughout the United Kingdom, to say nothing of its popularity on Norwegian and Canadian rivers"
Tags wright, norway, canada,


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Scarlet wool
  • Body: Silver
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Throat: Blue, Guinea
  • Wings: Strands of Golden Pheasant tippet, Summer Duck, Pintail, Gold Pheasant tail, light yellow and light blue Swan, Bustard, Mallard, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Scarlet Wool

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping (the inventor sometimes adds Chatterer).
BUTT. Scarlet wool.
BODY. Silver tinsel.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
THROAT. A blue hackle and Gallina.
WINGS. Strands of tippet, Summer Duck, Pintail, Gold Pheasant tail, Swan dyed light yellow and light blue, Bustard, Mallard and a topping.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Scarlet Wool.