"Vansittart's Wasp" by Kelson, George M.

Author Kelson, George M.
Book The Salmon Fly
Book Edition N/A
Page 219
"Well known on the Grimmersta and on small rivers in Argyllshire"
Tags vansittart, grimmersta, argyllshire,


  • Tag: Gold twist
  • Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
  • Body: 1/2 Yellow, veiled above with Golden Pheasant topping. 1/2 black Seal's fur
  • Ribs: Oval silver
  • Hackle: Black, from yellow fur
  • Wings: Golden Pheasant tippet strands. Guinea, yellow and red Swan, Golden Pheasant tail, Bustard, Mallard
  • Horns: Blue Macaw
  • Head: Orange herl

Original material

As written in the book:

TAG. Gold twist.
TAIL. A topping.
BODY. Yellow and black Seal's fur in equal divisions, with a topping above yellow fur.
RIBS. Silver tinsel (oval).
HACKLE. Black hackle, from yellow fur.
WINGS. Tippet strands; Gallina, Swan dyed yellow and red, Golden Pheasant tail, Bustard and Mallard.
HORNS. Blue Macaw.
HEAD. Orange herl.