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Bainbridge's Salmon Flies

 

No 1. Wing, of the dark mottled brown or blackish feather of a turkey; body, of orange camlet mixed with a little mohair; and a dusky red, or bright brown cock's hackle, plucked from the back where the feathers are longest, for legs.

No 2. Any feather of a copper or dirty yellow colour, which is not too coarse in the fibres, will answer for the wings; such as may be found on the domestic hen, turkey, or the landrail: the body of lemon coloured mohair mixed with a small portion of light brown fur or camlet; and a pale dusky ginger hackle over the whole.

No 3. The wings are to be procured from the cormorant, or the mottled feather of the mallard, if very dark: body of dark sable ribbed with gold wire, over which a dusky red hackle should be thickly wound: for the tail, the mottled feathers of the drake; and before fastening off, a little flos silk should be unravelled, and fastened at the extremity of the work.

No. 4. The wings the extreme end of the feather of the guinea fowl not stripped, but having the feather left on both sides of the middle stem; a blood red hackle should be fastened on with the wings, and so arranged as to extend behind them; the dyed feathers used by officers in the army answer very well for this purpose, if those from the macaw cannot be procured. The body is best made of the harl of an ostrich dyed to correspond with the red feather introduced; with a bright yellow hackle over it. The beautiful green feather which forms the eye of a peacock's tail should be fastened at the head, and left hanging downwards so as to cover the body for nearly half an inch, and a few strips of the same part of the feather may be fastened at the tail.

No 5. It is to be made of the wool of a sheep or another animal dyed yellow, and a black hackle twisted at intervals over the body; or vice versâ, of a back body and yellow hackle.

 

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