"The Tay: The Claret Wasp" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 380
Tags rivertay,


  • Body: Pig's wool: 1/3 dirty yellow, 1/3 claret, 1/3 dark blue. Picked out
  • Rib: Silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Rusty coch-y-bondu
  • Throat: Guinea
  • Wing: Golden pheasant tail, bustard, claret and orange swan, golden pheasant ruff, pintail
  • Sides: Wood-duck
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue macaw

Cites list

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

Animal Substitutes
Kori Bustard
  • Feather => Turkey : Feather - Tail

Original material

As written in the book:

one-third of the body dirty yellow wool, one-third claret, and one-third dark blue at shoulder, picked out; silver tinsel; hackle of rusty coch- y-bondu with gallina at shoulder; wing, gold pheasant tail, bustard, claret, and orange swan, gold pheasant ruff, pintail, a slip of wood-duck either side; blue macaw ribs and one topping.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Pig Wool
Dirty yellow, 1/3 body
Pig Wool
1/3 body
Pig Wool
1/3 body. Body picked out
Blue - Dark      
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Coch-y-bonddhu
Throat Guinea Feather Natural
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural
Kori Bustard
Latin: Ardeotis kori
Feather Natural
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Claret      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Orange      
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus Ruff
Feather Natural
Latin: Anas acuta
Feather Natural
Sides Wood Duck
Latin: Aix sponsa
Feather Natural
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail Blue      

Materials in pattern

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