"Thunder And Lightning" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 215
"This fly is exceedingly popular and has a well earned reputation for its destructive qualities at a time when rivers begin to rise after rain. General B - has introduced an excellent variation of this old standard; he puts an underwing of tippet, and brown mottled Turkey strips"
Tags wright,


  • Tag: Gold twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Black silk
  • Ribs: Oval gold
  • Hackle: Orange, from second turn of tinsel
  • Throat: Blue Jay
  • Wings: Mallard, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Jungle Cock
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black wool

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist and yellow silk.
TAIL. Topping.
BUTT. Black herl.
BODY. Black silk.
RIBS. Gold tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Orange hackle, from second turn of tinsel.
WINGS. Mallard and a topping.
SIDES. Jungle.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black wool.