The Lady Amherst
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The Lady Amherst

Hook: Atlantic salmon wet-fly hook, sizes 6 to 2.
Thread: Black, 6/0 (140 denier).
Tag: Fine oval silver tinsel and golden yellow floss.
Tail: Golden pheasant crest feather and strands of teal flank.
Butt: Black ostrich herl.
Body: Flat silver tinsel.
Rib: Oval silver tinsel.
Hackle: Badger hackle spiral-wrapped forward from the second turn of tinsel.
Throat: About two turns of a teal flank feather tied on as a collar and pulled down, with the longest fibers extending to the hook barb.
Wing: Two jungle cock feathers veiled by two Lady Amherst tippets on each side.
Shoulders: Jungle cock about one-half the length of the hook shank.
Cheeks: Blue chatterer, smaller and shorter than the jungle cock. Blue kingfisher is a good substitute.
Horns: Blue and yellow macaw tail fibers.
Topping: A golden pheasant crest feather.

 
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