"The Annan No. 2" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 350
Tags riverannan,


  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail:, Strands from golden pheasant tippet
  • Body: Rough pig's wool, yellow-brown by the tail, merging into brown towards shoulder
  • Hackle: Coch-y-bondu hackle,
  • Throat: Black, heavy
  • Rib: Medium gold tinsel
  • Underwing: Peacock
  • Wing: Two slips of dark dun turkey

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Original material

As written in the book:

Is very much the same, only the body is a trifle yellower at the tail; the tail is made of tippet sprigs, and the body is not so deep a brown up at the shoulders. The under wing is of peacock, not too bright, and the upper of dark dun turkey.

Note "before": Tag silver twist; tail, some sprigs from the saddle-feathers of gold pheasant; body, very rough pig's wool, a sort of orange-brown at tail, merging into more and more brown, until it is dark bear's brown at shoulder; coch-y-bondu hackle, with plenty of black at the but for the shoulder; medium gold tinsel; wings, two slips of grey drake under, and two of light dun turkey over

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
Body Pig Wool
Pig Wool Brown      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Coch-y-bonddhu Natural
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Rib Tinsel
Wing - underwing Peacock
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Feather Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Dark dun

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