"The Tummel, Gatiky and Isla: No. 3" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 384


  • Hook: No. 6
  • Tag: Fine silver twist, gold floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black ostrich
  • Body: Very dark blue pig*s wool
  • Hackle: Black
  • Throat: Blue jay, two turns of jay
  • Rib: Silver tinsel, fine gold thread, equal distance between, not together
  • Wing: Brown mallard, pintail. Some red, yellow, blue, and orange swan
  • Head: Black head

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, tail and but as before; body, the darkest blue pig*s wool; black hackle all the way up, and two turns of jay at shoulder; silver tinsel and fine gold thread alternately, not together; wing, chiefly brown mallard, with some red, yellow, blue, and orange fibres, and a little pintail under it: black head. Hooks No. 6

Note, before: Note, before: Tag, fine silver twist and gold floss; tail, a top-ping; but, reddish brown ostrich; body, rough pig's wool picked out of dark red, dark blue, then dark red, and dark blue again alternately; ribbed with silver tinsel and gold thread also alternately (not together); hackle at shoulder two turns of hackle brick-dust red and two of jay over; wing, gold pheasant tail, pintail, tippet, a sprig or two of blue and yellow swan, two slices of mallard, and one topping.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist
Floss Gold      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Pig Wool
Very dark
Blue - Dark      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Black      
Throat Blue Jay Feather - Wing
Two turns
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Fine, equal distance between
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      
Latin: Anas acuta
Feather Natural
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Red      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Yellow      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Blue      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Orange      
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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