"The Don No. 3" by Francis, Francis

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


  • Hook: No. 9 to 11
  • Tag: Gold tinsel
  • Tail: Orange crewel
  • Body: 2/3 orange, 1/3 black pig
  • Rib: Narrow gold tinsel
  • Hackle: Large coch-y-bondu, with well marked centre, from half-way
  • Wing: Strips of grey mallard with brown points

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, gold tinsel; tail, a tuft of orange crewel; body, two-thirds orange and one-third black pig; narrow gold tinsel; hackle (only half way down), a large coch-y-bondu hackle, with well marked centre; wings, strips of grey mallard with brownish points. Size, 9 to 11.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Gold      
Tail Crewel Orange      
Body Pig Wool
2/3 body
Pig Wool
1/3 black
Rib Tinsel
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Coch-y-bonddhu
From center
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
With brown points

Materials in pattern

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