Childers E

Childers : Tolfrey, Jones's guide.
Tail : Golden Pheasant and Teal.
Tag : Gold twist and yellow silk.
Body : In patches of yellow, orange and red Pig's wool, up to the shoulder.
Ribs : Gold tinsel.
Hackle : A black or red hackle.
Throat : Jay Hackle.
Wings : (Mixed) Mallard, Teal, Guinea hen, Bustard, Green Parrot, Golden Pheasant tail, Peacock and
Black Cockaato tail.
Horns : Blue and red Macaw.
Head : Black.
Childers : Price-Tannatt.

Tag: Silver thread and light blue floss.
Tail : A topping with India Crow.
Butt : Black herl.
Body : Golden yellow floss, orange and fiery brown Seal's fur in
equal sections.
Ribs : Flat silver tinsel and twist.
Hackle : A badger hackle dyed lemon.
Throat : Golden Pheasant breast feather, followed by Widgeon.
Wing : Mixed-a pair of golden Pheasant breast feathers (back to
back); "married" strands of scarlet, blue, orange
and yellow Swan, Bustard, Florican, Golden Pheasant tail,
cinnamon and mottled grey Turkey tail.
Sides : Barred Summer duck strips.
Cheeks : Blue Chatterer. A topping over.
Horns : Blue and yellow Macaw.

Childers : Hardy, Kelson (Colonel Childers) and Hale (Mr. Kelson).

Tag : Silver twist and light blue silk.
Tail : A topping; strands of red, and powdered blue macaw, and pintail.
Butt : Black herl.
Body : Two turns of light yellow silk, followed by light yellow seal's fur,
and three turn red seal's fur at throat.
Ribs : Silver lace and silver tinsel (oval).
Hackle : White furnace hackle, dyed light yellow.
Throat : A red hackle and widgeon.
Wings : Strands of tippets, and tail of the golden pheasant; brown
mottled turkey, amherst pheasant pintail, bustard, summer
duck, parrot, powdered blue and red macaw, gallina; mallard
and a topping.
Horns : Blue macaw.
Cheeks : Chatterer.
Head : Black herl.


Childers : Kelson Land nad Water Cards. Thanks to Colin Innes.
Tag : Silver twist and light blue silk.
Tail : A topping; blue and red macaw, and pintail.
Butt : Black herl.
Body : Two turns of light yellow silk, and the rest seal’s fur, leaving space at the throat for two turns of scarlet seal’s fur.
Ribs : Silver lace and silver tinsel (only tinsel for small patterns).
Hackle : A white furnace hackle dyed light yellow (most people prefer the white coch-y-bonddu dyed light yellow).
Throat : Scarlet hackle and pintail respectively.
Wings : Grey mallard, golden pheasant tippet and tail, gallina, bustard, brown mottled turkey, red macaw, summer duck,
            powdered blue macaw and brown mallard, with a topping above.
Horns : Blue macaw.
Head : Black herl.
Childers : Halcyon - Henry Wade - 1861. Thanks to Colin Innes.
Tail : A topping.
Butt : Black herl.
Body : Yellow, resolving into orangetowards the head and picked out.
Ribs : Gold thread.
Hackle : A Ptarmigan feather.
Wings : Mixed wings, composed of a pair of Golden Peasant crest feathers, and Macaw slips &c, &c.
Childers : Francis Francis. 1867 (Farlow).
Tag : Gold twist and golden coloured floss.
Tail : A topping, some teal, and tippet.
Body : Yellow, orange and dark red (somewhat of a lake) pig's wool.
Ribs : Broad gold tinsel.
Hackle : Dark red claret.
Shoulder : Light blue.
Wing : A good lump of whiteish tipped dark turkey, and strips of bustard, and gold pheasant over it, mixed with
          slices of blue, pale red, orange, and yellow swan.
Head : Black.
Childers : William Murdoch, 6de Februarie 1886. Fishing gazette. Thanks to Colin Innes.
Tag : Silver twist with light blue floss.
Tail : A topping, scarlet ibis, and green parrot (a sprig of each), and unbarred summer duck.
Butt : Black ostrich.
Body : Tree turns bright yellow floss, the remainder of bright yellow seal’s fur, except three turns of scarlet seal’s fur
          at shoulder – all the fur picked out a little. Ribbed: Silver tinsel and silver cord.
Hackle : Yellow, with black centre from floss joint – the yellow to match the shade of yellow in the body of the fly.
Shoulder : A scarlet ibis hackle, and teal over.
Wing : Under – fibbers of tippet, and bustard, pheasant’s tail, blue, red, and yellow swan; Over – brown mallard, teal,
          summer duck, guinea fowl, and a topping all over.
Cheeks : Chatterer.
Horns : Blue Macaw.
Head : Black Wool.