"The Annan No. 3" 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: Bright medium brown pig's wool
  • Hackle: Coch-y-bondu hackle,
  • Throat: Black, heavy
  • Rib: Medium fine gold twist
  • Wing: Peacock

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Original material

As written in the book:

Tail and hackle, as in No. 1; body, bright medium brown throughout; wing, peacock, brownish at the but. All these flies are rough, and well picked out; medium fine gold twist. Hooks 7 and 8.

No1: 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
Bright medium brown
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Coch-y-bonddhu Natural
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Rib Tinsel - Fine
Fine gold twist
Wing Peacock
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Feather Natural

Materials in pattern

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