"Black Spean" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 200


  • Hook: 3/4 to 1 1/8 inches
  • Tag: Silver thread, lemon floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Black Seal's fur
  • Rib: Oval gold tinsel
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wing: Brown Mallard, set horizontally

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook 3/4 to 1 1/8 inches.
Tag: Silver thread and lemon floss.
Tail: A topping.
Body: Black Seal's fur (left smooth).
Ribs: Oval gold tinsel.
Throat: Speckled Gallina.
Wings: Brown Mallard strips (set horizontally).

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Thread Silver      
Floss Lemon      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Body Seal Fur Black      
Rib Tinsel - Oval Gold      
Throat Guinea Feather - Chest Natural
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      

Materials in pattern

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