"Silver White" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 205


  • Hook: 3/4 to 2 inches
  • Tag: Silver thread, lemon yellow floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, barred Summer Duck in strands
  • Butt: Black herl
  • Body: Flat silver
  • Rib: Fine oval
  • Hackle: Badger
  • Throat: Widgeon, or grey Partridge for smaller sizes
  • Wing: White Swan, set upright
  • Cheeks: Jungle Cock

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 3/4 to 2 inches).
Tag: Silver thread and lemon yellow floss.
Tail: A topping and barred Summer Duck in strands.
Butt: Black herl.
Body: Flat silver tinsel.
Ribs: Fine oval tinsel.
Hackle: A badger hackle.
Throat: Widgeon (or grey Partridge in the smaller sizes).
Wings: White Swan strips (set upright).
Cheeks: Jungle Cock.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Floss Lemon      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Latin: Anatidae
Feather - Flank
Barred summer duck
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Tinsel - Flat Silver      
Rib Tinsel - Oval  
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Throat Widgeon
Latin: Genus: Mareca
Feather - Flank
Or partridge for smaller sizes
Wing Swan
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing
Set upright
Other Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck Natural

Materials in pattern

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