"Gold Sylph" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 203


  • Hook: 3/4 to 1 1/8 inches
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, tip of Cock of the Rock
  • Body: Flat gold
  • Rib: Fine oval silver
  • Throat: Lemon, Golden Pheasant's breast
  • Wing: Brown Mallard, set horizontally

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Cock of the rock

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 3/4 to 1 1/8 inches).
Tail: A topping and the tip of a Cock of the Rock feather.
Body: Flat gold tinsel.
Ribs: Fine oval silver tinsel.
Throat: A lemon hackle followed by a Golden Pheasant's breast feather.
Wings: Brown Mallard strips (set horizontally Spey fashion).

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Cock of the rock
Latin: Rupicola *
Body Tinsel - Flat Gold      
Rib Tinsel - Oval
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Lemon      
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Chest Natural
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      

Materials in pattern

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