Tag: Gold tinsel *
Tail: Yellow and black – married **
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Yellow floss
Hackle: Deep yellow
Wing: Widgeon or gray mallard ***
* The gold tinsel tag is not listed in the Trout recipe but it is visible on the color plate.
** The written recipe for the tail is ‘yellow and black-alternate.’ Differing from the usual listing for a married tail, Dr. Burke’s painting indicates a separation at the end of the tail, revealing a married tail of yellow and black with left and right sides.
*** The wing may also be teal, see the Marsters, No. 231.