"Turnbull's Sir Richard" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 217
"This is the best of Turnbull's, and has long since become a general favourite"

Tags turnbull,


  • Tag: Silver twist, golden-yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping, Indian Crow above and below
  • Butt: Peacock herl
  • Body: Black silk
  • Ribs: Silver lace, narrow silver
  • Hackle: Guinea, one-third of body
  • Throat: Blue Jay, one turn Guinea
  • Wings: Two broad strips of scarlet Swan. Veiled with Bustard, Mallard, grey Mallard, Parrot, Golden Pheasant topping
  • Sides: Summer Duck
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Black head

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Silver twist and golden-yellow silk.
TAIL. A topping, and Indian Crow above and below.
BUTT. Peacock herl.
BODY. Black silk.
RIBS. Silver lace and silver tinsel (narrow).
HACKLE. Gallina, one-third of body.
THROAT. Jay, and one turn Gallina over it.
WINGS. Two broad strips of Swan dyed scarlet, veiled with Bustard, Mallard, grey Mallard, Parrot, and a topping.
SIDES. Summer Duck.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Black head