"The Don No. 1" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 355
Tags riverdon,


  • Hook: No. 7 to 10
  • Tag: Silver tinsel
  • Tail: A few fibres of golden pheasant's rump and a little yellow crewel
  • Butt: Black ostrich herl
  • Body: Black pig's wool
  • Rib: Silver twist
  • Hackle: Black
  • Throat: Blue jay
  • Wing: Gled or dun turkey strips

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, silver tinsel; tail, a few fibres of gold pheasant's rump and a small tuft of yellow crewel; but black ostrich herl; body, black pig's wool: silver twist hackle, black with blue jay on shoulder; wings, gled or dun turkey strips. Size, 7 to 10.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus Rump
Feather Natural
Crewel Yellow      
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Pig Wool Black      
Rib Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Black      
Throat Blue Jay Feather - Wing Blue      
Wing Gled
Latin: Milvus milvus
Or dun turkey

Materials in pattern

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