"Poynder or Captain (Mr. Kelson)" by Hale, J.H

Author Hale, J.H
Book How to Tie Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 113


  • Tag: Silver twist, light blue floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, with sides of chatterer
  • Body: Light orange floss, two turns. Dark orange seal's fur, two turns. Dark red-claret seal's fur, two turns. Dark blue seal's fur
  • Rib: Oval silver tinsel
  • Hackle: White coch-y-bonddhu dyed light red-claret, from orange silk
  • Throat: Blue, guinea
  • Wing: Pintail, teal, guinea, peacock wing, amherst pheasant, bustard, golden pheasant tail. Light orange, dark orange, dark claret and dark blue swan
  • Roof: Mallard
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping
  • Sides: Jungle cock
  • Cheeks: Chatterer
  • Horns: Blue macaw

Cites list

This pattern contains cites material. The following list is a suggestion of substitutes you can use for this pattern.

Animal Substitutes
Kori Bustard
  • Feather => Turkey : Feather - Tail
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag. Silver twist and light blue floss.
Tail. Topping, and two chatterers sideways.
Body. Two turns light orange floss, two turns dark orange seal's fur, two turns dark red-claret seal's fur, remainder dark blue seal's fur.
Ribbed. Oval silver tinsel.
Hackle. A white coch-y-bonddhu dyed light red-claret from the orange silk.
Throat. Blue hackle and gallina.
Wings. Pintail, teal, gallina, peacock wing, Am-herst pheasant, bustard, and golden pheasant tail, swan dyed light orange, dark orange, dark claret, and dark blue; mallard above and a topping.
Sides. Jungle cock.
Cheeks. Chatterer.
Horns. Blue macaw.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Floss Blue - Light      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Chatterer Feather - Chest
Sides to tail
Body Light orange Floss
Two turns
Seal Fur
Two turns
Orange - Dark      
Seal Dark Fur
Two turns
Seal Fur Blue - Dark      
Rib Tinsel - Oval Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus Light claret-red
Feather - Coch-y-bonddhu Claret-red      
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Blue      
Guinea Feather - Tail Natural
Wing Pintail Feather - Flank Natural
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather - Flank Natural
Guinea Feather - Tail Natural
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Feather - Wing Natural
Pheasant - Amherst
Latin: Chrysolophus amherstiae
Feather Natural
Kori Bustard
Latin: Ardeotis kori
Feather Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural
Latin: Genus: Cygnus Light orange
Feather - Wing Orange      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Orange - Dark      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus Dark claret
Feather - Wing Claret      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Blue - Dark      
Other Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather - Shoulder
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Sides Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck Natural
Other Chatterer Feather - Chest Blue      
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail Blue      

Materials in pattern

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