"Akroyd" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 229


  • Hook: 1 1/2 to 3 inches
  • Tag: Silver
  • Tail: Goilden pheasant topping and tippet in strands
  • Body: 1/2 light orange Seal's fur, 1/2 black floss
  • Rib: Oval silver tinsel over orange, flat silver and twist over black
  • Hackle: Lemon over the orange, black Heron over black
  • Throat: Teal
  • Wing: Cinnamon Turkey tail strips set flat
  • Cheeks: Jungle Cock, drooping

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook,1 1/2 to3inches).
Tag: Silver tinsel.
Tail: A topping and tippet in strands.
Body: First half, light orange Seal's fur; second half, black floss.
Ribs: Oval silver tinsel over the orange Seal's fur; flat silver tinsel and twist over black floss.
Hackle: A lemon hackle over the orange Seal's fur; a black Heron's hackle over the black floss.
Throat: Teal
Wings: A pair of cinnamon Turkey tail strips (set flat). White Turkey tail strips are often used, as in Plate VI., in which case the pattern is known as the white-winged Akroyd.
Cheeks: Jungle Cock (drooping).

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
In strands
Body Seal Fur
1/2 body
Orange - light
1/2 body
Rib Tinsel - Oval
Over orange
Tinsel - Flat
Over black
Tinsel - Twist
Over black
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Over orange
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Over black
Throat Teal
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather - Flank Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather - Tail
Set flat
Other Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck

Materials in pattern

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