"Butcher (Mr. Kelson)" by Hale, J.H

Author Hale, J.H
Book How to Tie Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 99


  • Tag: Silver twist, yellow silk
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, teal and powdered blue macaw
  • Butt: Black ostrich herl
  • Body: Light red-claret, light blue, dark red-claret and dark blue seal's fur
  • Rib: Silver tinsel. On large hooks preceded by silver lace
  • Hackle: Natural black, from light red-claret seal's fur
  • Throat: Yellow, guinea
  • Wing: Golden pheasant tippet and red breast feather, back to back. (breast feather as long as the wing). Strips of teal, golden pheasant tail, guinea, bustard, peacock's wing. Strands of parrot and yellow swan
  • Roof: Mallard
  • Horns: Blue macaw
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Head: Black

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, Silver twist and yellow silk.
Tail. A topping, teal and powdered blue macaw.
Butt. Black herl
Body. In four equal divisions, beginning with light red-claret, and continuing with light blue, dark red-claret, and dark blue seal's fur.
Ribbed. Silver tinsel, preceded on large hooks by silver lace.
Hackle. Natural black, from light red- claret seal's fur.
Throat. Yellow hackle, followed by gallina.
Wings. A tippet feather and red breast feather from a golden pheasant, back to back, the latter extending to the length of the wing. Both are well covered on the side with slight strips of teal, golden pheasant tail ; gallina, bustard, and peacock's wing, and strands of parrot and swan dyed yellow ; two strips of mallard on top.
Horns. Blue macaw.
Cheeks. Chatterer.
Head. Black.