"The Don No. 4" by Francis, Francis

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


  • Hook: No. 9 to 11
  • Tail: A few fibres of golden pheasant's rump
  • Body: 1/2 yellow, 1/2 medium red pig's wool
  • Rib: Gold twist
  • Hackle: From halfway - small black heron, reaching back to cover the point and barb wings
  • Wing: Grey mallard

Original material

As written in the book:

Tail, a few fibres of gold pheasant's rump; body, half yellow and half medium red pig's wool gold twist; hackle (only half way down), a small black heron's hackle just long enough in the fibre to cover the point and barb wings, grey mallard as before, with a trifle more brown at the tip. Size, 9 to 11

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus Rump
A few fibers
Body Pig Wool
1/2 body
Pig Wool
1/2 body, medium red
Rib Tinsel - Twist Gold      
Hackle Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Small, from center
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Gray      

Materials in pattern

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