"The Skirmisher" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 209
Tags kelson, tweed, usk, earn, don,


  • Tag: Silver twist, light yellow silk
  • Tail: Toucan, two strips of Ibis
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Two turns light dirty-orange silk, dirty-orange Seal's fur, well picked out
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Throat: Bismarck brown coch-a-bonddu
  • Wings: Mixed in strands: Golden Pheasant tail, Peacock herl
  • Sides: Married: Teal, Ibis
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and light yellow silk.
TAIL. Toucan, with two strips of Ibis.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Two turns of light dirty-orange silk, followed by dirty-orange Seal's fur, well picked out.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
THROAT. Coch-a-bonddu hackle tinged in Bismarck brown.
WINGS. Golden Pheasant tail and Peacock herl mixed in strands.
SIDES. Teal and Ibis (married).
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black herl.

RIVERS: Tweed, Usk, Earn, and Don.