Bruce : Hardy and Kelson (Colonel Bruce).
* This fly is also called Mrs Hogg.
Tag : Silver twist (plenty).Tail : a topping.Butt : Black herl.Body : Silver tinsel.Ribs : Silver tinsel (oval).Hackle : Claret hackle from second turn.Throat : Gallina.Wings : Silver mottled Turkey, and Golden Pheasant tail.Horns : Blue Macaw.Head : Black wool.
Bruce : William Murdoch 12de ??? 1887. Fishing Gazette. Thanks to Colin Innes.
* This fly is also called " Mrs. Hog ".
Tag : Silver twist and canary floss.
Tail : A topping.
Butt : Black herl.
Body : In four sections; each, except the last, butted with black herl. The second section is slightly longer than the
first, the third slightly longer than the second, the fourth slightly longer than the third; and at each butt
there is tied in on the back of the iron a wisp of mohair which extends forward to the tail topping.
1st section: four turns silver twist, mauve floss, four turns silver twist; wisp of yellow mohair; black herl.
2nd section: Five turns silver twist, canary floss, five turns silver twist; wisp of claret mohair; black herl.
3rd section: Six turns silver twist, mauve floss, six turns silver twist; wisp of yellow mohair; black herl.
4th section: seven turns of silver twist, canary floss, seven turns silver twist; wisp of claret mohair.
This description applies to a 2/0 Limerick - Wm. Bartleet and Son. Of both floss and twist the number
of turns on other sizes would be fewer or more in proportion to the length of the iron.
Hackle : A natural black - at shoulder only.
Wings : Fibres of tippet, enveloped with two strips pheasant tail feather - one on each side; a little bustard;
two toppings over.
Head : Black herl.