"The Spring Grub" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 211
"A very old standard on all rivers where Grubs are known. I have used it successfully as early as the first week in May."

Tags kelson, grub,


  • Tag: Silver twist, light blue silk
  • Tail: Married: Ibis, blue Macaw
  • Butt: Orange furnace, first hackle
  • Body: 1/2 yellow silk, butted with Vulturine Guinea fowl hackle, natural blue. 1/2 black silk
  • Front hackle: Dark orange coch-a-bonddu and Guinea
  • Rib: 1/2 Black chenille, 1/2 oval silver

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and light blue silk.
TAIL. Ibis and blue Macaw (married).
BUTT. (or No. 1 hackle). A furnace hackle dyed orange.
BODY. First half of yellow silk, ribbed with black chenille, No. 2 hackle a Vulturine Guinea fowl (natural blue); second half, black silk, ribbed with silver tinsel (oval); No. 3, or head hackles, a coch-a-bonddu and Gallina dyed dark orange.