"The Black and Yellow" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 345
Tags rivertweed,


  • Hook: From No. 6 to 11
  • Tag: Silver twist and orange floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, two on a larger fly
  • Butt: Black ostrich
  • Body: Black silk
  • Rib: Silver tinsel, add twist on larger fly
  • Hackle: Black
  • Throat: Light blue
  • Wing: Red from golden pheasant rump, three to eight toppings, depending on size
  • Cheeks: Kingfisher
  • Horns: Blue macaw
  • Head: Black

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, silver twist and orange floss; tail, a topping or two according to size of fly; but black ostrich; black silk body; silver tinsel (if large fly, twist with it); black hackle, light blue hackle on shoulder; wing, red feather of gold pheasant rump, the remainder of the wing composed of toppings according to the size and requirement of the fly, from three to seven or eight probably; kingfisher cheeks; and blue macaw ribs; black head. Size, from 6 to 10 or 11

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Floss Orange      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Two on larger fly
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Silk Black      
Rib Tinsel
Add silver twist on larger fly
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Black      
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Blue - Light      
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus Rump
Feather Red      
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Three to eight
Other Kingfisher
Latin: Alcedo atthis
Feather Blue      
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail Blue      
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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