"The Silver Spectre" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 207
"My favourite fly for flaked water."
Tags kelson,


  • Tag: Fine oval silver
  • Tail: Red Macaw, hackle strips, enveloped in two strips of Summer Duck
  • Body: Flat silver
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: At the butt: Blue Jay and black herl. Center: red Macaw butted with black herl. Throat: black
  • Wings: Copper coloured Peacock's herl
  • Cheeks: Blue Chatterer
  • Horns: Black Cockatoo's tail
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver tinsel (oval, fine).
TAIL. Red Macaw (hackle strips) enveloped in two strips of Summer Duck.
BODY. Silver tinsel (flat).
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLES. Three in number, at the butt; (No. 1) Jay and black herl at the centre; (No. 2) red Macaw butted with black herl at throat; (No. 3) black (dyed).
WINGS. Copper coloured Peacock's herl.
CHEEKS. Blue Chatterer.
HORNS. Black Cockatoo's tail.
HEAD. Black herl.