"The Conon No. 3" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 360
Tags riverconon,


  • Tag: Two turns of silver tinsel
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, veiled with strands of golden pheasant tippet
  • Body: Olive-yellow, dirty orange and purple claret pig's wool
  • Rib: Silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Black
  • Throat: Black, laid on thick
  • Wing: Peacock

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Original material

As written in the book:

Tag and tail as before. Body, olive yellow changing into dirty orange, and that again into a purple claret at the shoulder; silver tinsel; black hackle from tail to head; peacock wing.

Note, before: Tag, two turns of silver tinsel; tail, one topping and some sprigs of tippet; body, one turn of bright orange brown, continued with yellow half-way up, and the remaining half with medium (inclining to light) blue, pig's wool, rough and well picked out; broadish silver tinsel; black hackle, pretty thick, but only laid on at the shoulder; wing, bright mottled peacock wing, with a shortish jungle-cock on either side, rather better than half the length of the wing.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel
Two turns
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
Body Pig Wool
Pig Wool
Dirty orange
Pig Wool
Purple claret
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Black      
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Laid on thick
Wing Peacock
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Feather Natural

Materials in pattern

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