"The Black Ranger" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 336


  • Tag: Silver twist and golden floss
  • Tail: Bright red breast feather from Indian crow and a topping
  • Butt: Two turns of black ostrich
  • Body: Two or three turns of golden floss, two or three turns of bright fiery-red pig's wool, rest of the body black pig's wool

  • Rib: Silver tinsel and twist
  • Hackle: Very dark blue hackle from the red wool
  • Throat: Black
  • Wing: Pair of long junglecock feathers, slightly longer than the hook. Two pairs of tippet feathers over them
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping
  • Horns: Blue macaw ribs
  • Sides: Kingfisher

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, silver twist and golden floss; tail, the bright red breast feather of Indian crow and a topping; but, two turns of black ostrich; body, two or three turns of golden floss, ditto of bright fiery-red pig's wool, and the remainder of the body of black; silver tinsel and twist; very dark blue hackle, extending from the red mohair, black hackle at shoulder; wing, a pair of long junglecock feathers, a trifle longer than the hook; doubled tippet feathers over them, topping over all; blue macaw ribs; and kingfisher at the cheeks.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Floss Gold      
Tail Indian Crow
Latin: Pyroderus scutatus
Feather - Chest
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Other Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Two or three turns
Pig Wool
Bright fiery-red, two or three turns
Pig Wool Black      
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
From red wool
Blue - Dark      
Throat Feather Black      
Wing Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck
Slightly longer than hook
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
Two pairs, over JC
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail Blue      
Sides Kingfisher
Latin: Alcedo atthis
Feather - Chest Blue      

Materials in pattern

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