"The Cree No. 3" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 347
Tags rivercree,


  • Tail: Small golden pheasant topping and red parrot body
  • Body: Dark cinnamon brown
  • Rib: Thin gold tinsel doubled
  • Hackle: Brown-red
  • Throat: Black
  • Wing: Brown mallard

Cites list

This pattern contains cites material. The following list is a suggestion of substitutes you can use for this pattern.

Animal Substitutes
  • Feather - Tail => Swan : Feather - Wing
  • Feather - Tail => Turkey : Feather - Tail

Original material

As written in the book:

Tail and tinsel as before; body, dark cinnamon brown (darker than cinnamon); hackle the same shade, shoulder hackle black; wing, brown mallard.

¨Before: Tail, a small topping and tuft of red parrot body, yellow-orange merging into scarlet and claret for half the body ; the upper half black pig's wool, dressed roughish ; hackle brown-red, with plenty of black hackle on shoulder ; thin gold tinsel doubled ; wing, turkey dun
with lightish tips.

Hook: 8 to 12

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Latin: Order: Psittaciformes
Feather - Body Red      
Body Brown      
Rib Tinsel
Thin, doubled
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Black      
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      

Materials in pattern

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