"The Wye Grub" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 221
"An old standard on the Wye and a great favourite at the present time"
Tags kelson, wye,


  • Tag: Silver twist, red silk
  • Tail: Yellow Macaw, a few strands of Ibis
  • Butt: Yellow coch-a-bonddu, cheeked,with Jungle Cock
  • Body: Yellow Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Fine oval silver
  • Center Hackle: Yellow coch-a-bonddu
  • Throat: Yellow coch-a-bonddu, orange Guinea

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and red silk.
TAIL. Yellow Macaw, and a few strands of Ibis.
BUTT. No. 1, a white coch-a-bonddu dyed yellow, cheeked, after the "Jungle Hornet," with Jungle on each side.
BODY. Yellow Seal's fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel, fine (oval). No. 2, or centre hackle, as before, cheeked. No. 3, or head, a larger hackle (same sort) and two turns of Gallina dyed orange, cheeked as before.