"Dusty Miller" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 349


  • Hook: No. 9 to 11
  • Tag: Silver tinsel, dark olive floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black ostrich
  • Body: Embossed silver tinsel, gold thread
  • Hackle: Dark olive
  • Throat: Gallina
  • Wing: Golden pheasant tail, mallard, teal, green parrot and lavender swan
  • Cheek: Jungle-cock
  • Head: black

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
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, silver tinsel, dark olive floss; tail, one topping but, black ostrich; body, embossed silver tinsel, gold thread; dark olive hackle, gallina at shoulder; wing, gold pheasant tail, mallard, teal, green parrot and lavender swan; jungle-cock at cheek; head black. Hook 9 to 11.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Floss Olive - Dark      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Tinsel - Embossed Silver      
Rib Thread Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Olive - Dark      
Throat Guinea Feather Natural
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather Natural
Latin: Order: Psittaciformes
Feather Green      
Latin: Genus: Cygnus
Feather - Wing Lavender      
Cheek Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck Natural
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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