"The Toppy" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 217
"A general Usk pattern"
Tags williams, usk,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Toucan, Ibis
  • Butt: Claret herl
  • Body: Three turns red-claret silk, butted with a red-claret hackle.  Black Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Silver
  • Hackle: Black, from claret butt
  • Wings: Two strips of black, white tipped, Turkey, in single strips

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist.
TAIL. Toucan and Ibis.
BUTT. Claret herl.
BODY. Three turns of red-claret silk, butted with a red-claret hackle; followed by black Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel.
HACKLE. Black hackle, from claret butt.
WINGS. Two strips of black Turkey white tipped, in single strips.