"The Toppy" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 345
Tags rivertweed,


  • Hook: From No. 5 to 8
  • Tag: Ruby floss
  • Tail: Yellow mohair
  • Body: Black pig's wool
  • Rib: Fine silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Two turns of red hackle from the tail, black for the rest
  • Wing: White-tipped dark turkey
  • Head: Red mohair

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, ruby floss; tail, a tuft of yellow mohair; body, black pig's wool; fine silver tinsel; two turns of red hackle next the tail, black hackle for the rest of the fly; wings, two strips of dark turkey tipped with white; head, red mohair. Size, from 5 to 8

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Floss Ruby      
Tail Other Mohair Yellow      
Body Pig Wire Black      
Rib Tinsel - Fine Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Two turns from tail
Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
After red hackle
Other Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Head Other Mohair Red      

Materials in pattern

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