|Book||A Book on Angling|
- Body: Black pig's wool
- Rib: Broad silver tinsel in wide turns
- Hackle: Black spey hackle, wound reverse so the hackle stands out. Wound counter-clockwise over the tinsel
- Rib: Gold tinsel, securing the hackle
- Throat: Teal hackle
- Wing: Golden pheasant tail, long strips of grey mallard over
As written in the book:
Body, black pig's wool; up this is then wound some broad silver tinsel in widish rings; over the tinsel is laid on a large black feather (it can hardly be called hackle) with a lightish dun tip, taken from the side of a Scotch cock's tail. The feather is dressed the wrong way, so that the hackle stands out abruptly, and it is carried round the opposite way to the tinsel, as some of the tinsel crosses it; over this hackle is wound some gold tinsel, not side by side with the silver, but quite independent of it. This aids the glitter of the fly, and strengthens and keeps the hackle secure. At the shoulder a teal hackle; wing, a good wad of gold pheasant
tail, with two long strips of grey mallard with brownish points over it.
The fly can be varied by using a brown hackle and turkey instead of gold pheasant tail; add also orange silk between the tinsels.
Drange silk between the tinsels.
Long material list
Broad, wide turns
Feather - Tail
Wound reverse, over tinsel
Over hackle, securing it
Latin: Anas crecca
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
|Feather - Tail||Natural|
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Long strips over
Materials in pattern
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