"The Cree No. 2" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 347
Tags rivercree,


  • Tail: Small golden pheasant topping and red parrot body
  • Body: First half yellow-orange, scarlet and claret pig's wool. Second half black pig's wool, picked out
  • Rib: Thin gold tinsel doubled
  • Hackle: Brown-red
  • Throat: Light medium blue
  • Wing: Brown mallard

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes
  • Feather - Tail => Swan : Feather - Wing
  • Feather - Tail => Turkey : Feather - Tail

Original material

As written in the book:

Tail and body and tinsel as before; lower hackle as before, shoulder hackle lightish medium blue; wing, slips of brown mallard.

Before: Tail, a small topping and tuft of red parrot body, yellow-orange merging into scarlet and claret for half the body; the upper half black pig's wool, dressed roughish; hackle brown-red, with plenty of black hackle on shoulder; thin gold tinsel doubled; wing, turkey dun. with lightish tips.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Latin: Order: Psittaciformes
Feather - Body Red      
Body Pig Wool
Pig Wool Scarlet      
Pig Wool Claret      
Pig Wool
1/2 body
Rib Tinsel
Thin, doubled
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Throat Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Light medium
Blue - Light      
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      

Materials in pattern

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