"The Candlestick Maker" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 339


  • Body: First half black silk, second half black pig's wool (picked out towards the shoulder)
  • Rib: Broad silver
  • Hackle: Golden-olive
  • Throat: Claret
  • Tail: Scarlet ibis and wood-duck
  • Wing: Five or six toppings with two jungle-cock on either side

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
Jungle Cock

Original material

As written in the book:

The body, for the lower half, is black silk; the upper, black pig's wool, very bushy towards the shoulder, and picked out at the breast; hackle, golden-olive, with claret at the shoulder; tinsel, broad silver; tail, scarlet ibis and wood-duck; wing, five or six toppings with double jungle- cock on either side

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Silk
1/2 body
Pig Wool
1/2 body, picked out
Rib Tinsel
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Golden olive
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Claret      
Tail Ibis
Latin: Eudocimus ruber
Feather Scarlet      
Wood Duck
Latin: Aix sponsa
Feather Natural
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Five or six
Jungle Cock
Latin: Gallus sonneratii
Feather - Neck
Two on each side of topping

Materials in pattern

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