"Grey Heron (Mr. Murdoch)" by Hale, J.H

Author Hale, J.H
Book How to Tie Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 107


  • Tag: Gold tinsel
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, small golden pheasant tippet
  • Body: Orange seal's fur, picked out
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Hackle: Grey heron
  • Throat: Teal
  • Wing: Brown mottled turkey
  • Head: Black.

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag. Gold tinsel.
Tail. Topping and small tippet feather.
Body. Orange fur well picked out.
Ribbed. Gold tinsel.
Hackle. Grey heron.
Throat. Teal.
Wings. Brown mottled turkey strips.
Head. Black.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Gold      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail
Body Seal Fur
Picked out
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Feather Gray      
Throat Teal
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather - Flank Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather - Wing
Head Varnish Black      

Materials in pattern

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