"Spring Grub" by Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin

Author Pryce-Tannatt, Thomas Edwin
Book How to Dress Salmon Flies
Book Edition N/A
Page 236


  • Hook: 1 to 1 3/4 inches
  • Tag: Silver thread, pale blue floss
  • Tail: Scarlet Ibis and blue and yellow Macaw
  • Butt: Orange badger
  • Body: 1/2 golden yellow, 1/2 black floss. Joint separator: pale blue hackle, or natural blue Guinea
  • Rib: Black Berlin wool over yellow, oval silver over the black
  • Throat: Cochybondhu, richly coloured speckled Grouse

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

(hook, 1 to 1 3/4 inches).
Tag: Silver thread and pale blue floss.
Tail: "Married" narrow strips of scarlet Ibis and blue and Yellow Macaw (back to back).
Butt: A badger hackle dyed orange.
Body: In two equal halves first half, golden yellow floss; second half-black floss, butted at the joint with pale Blue Game hen's hackle or (when procurable) a natural blue Gallina hackle.
Ribs: Black Berlin wool over the yellow floss, oval silver tinsel over the black floss.
Throat : A cochybondhu hackle, followed by a richly coloured speckled Grouse hackle.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Floss Blue - pale      
Tail Ibis
Latin: Eudocimus ruber
Feather Scarlet      
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail
Blue and yellow
Butt Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Badger Orange      
Body Floss
1/2 body
Yellow - Golden      
Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Joint separator
Blue - pale      
1/2 body
Rib Wool - Berlin
Over yellow
Tinsel - Oval
Over black
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Coch-y-bonddhu  
Grouse Feather
Richly coloured specked grouse

Materials in pattern

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