"The Silver Test" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 207
"One of the best flies on the Test, and well-known in the north."
Tags field, test,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Impeyan Pheasant dark topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Silver
  • Ribs: Fine gold lace
  • Throat: Red Toucan undertail, blue Guinea
  • Wings: Two strips of Golden Pheasant tippet, two strips of Golden Pheasant tail, Teal, Mallard, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist.
TAIL. A topping, and a dark topping from the Impeyan Pheasant.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Silver tinsel.
RIBS. Gold lace (fine).
THROAT. Red Toucan (undertail) and Gallina dyed blue.
WINGS. Two strips of Tippet, two strips of Golden Pheasant tail, Teal, Mallard, and a topping.
CHEEKS. Chatterer.
HEAD. Black herl.