"The Beauly No. 1" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 373
Tags riverbeauly,


  • Body: Lightish blue pig's wool, sparsely dressed
  • Rib: Silver tinsel, gold twist
  • Hackle: Black heron, to hook length or longer
  • Wing: Large bunch of bronze-coloured peacock herl
  • Head: Bright orange mohair, tied like hackle, rough

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Original material

As written in the book:

It boasts neither tag nor tail; the body is of lightish blue pig's wool, rather sparsely dressed; silver tinsel and gold twist black heron's hackle, as long in the fibre or longer than the hook; wings, a large bunch of bronze-coloured peacock herl; round the shoulder over this is tied hackle-wise a ruff of bright orange mohair, which gives a brilliant and unusual look to the fly.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Pig Wool
Sparsely dressed
Blue - Light      
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Tinsel - Twist Gold      
Hackle Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Too hook length, or longer
Wing Peacock
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Herl Bronze
Head Other Mohair
Bright orange, tied like hackle, rough

Materials in pattern

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