"Moonlight" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 230


  • Hook: 1 1/2 to 3 inches
  • Tag: Silver
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, Jungle Cock back to back
  • Body: 1/2 silver tinsel, veiled above and below with Blue Chatterer, back to back. 1/2 black floss
  • Rib: Fine oval silver over flat silver. Broad oval gold over black floss
  • Hackle: Black Heron over black floss
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wing: Cinnamon Turkey tail strips set flat

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 1 1/2 to 3 inches).
Tag: Silver tinsel.
Tail: A topping and a pair of Jungle Cock feathers (back to back).
Body: In two equal halves first half, silver tinsel, veiled above and below with a pair (or two pairs) of Blue Chatterer feathers (back to back); second half, black floss.
Ribs: Fine oval silver tinsel over flat silver tinsel; broader oval gold tinsel over black floss.
Hackle: A black Heron's hackle over black floss
Throat: Speckled Gallina.
Wings: (As in Akroyd.)

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck
Back to back
Body Tinsel - Flat
1/2 body
Cotinga - Spangled
Latin: Cotinga cayana
Veiling over and under silver, back to back
1/2 body
Rib Tinsel - Oval
Fine, over flat silver
Tinsel - Oval
Broad, over black
Hackle Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Over black
Throat Guinea Feather - Neck Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather - Tail
Set flat

Materials in pattern

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