"The Don No. 5" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 356
Tags riverdon,


  • Tail: Small golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Purple claret pig's wool
  • Rib: Silver twist
  • Throat: Black heron dressed sparsely, reaching beyond the bend
  • Wing: Two strips of gled or red turkey.

Original material

As written in the book:

Tail, a small topping; body, purple claret pig's wool; silver twist; hackle, black heron dressed spare, and only on the shoulder, but longer in the fibre than the bend of the hook; wings, two strips of gled or red turkey.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Body Pig Wool Claret      
Rib Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Throat Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
Sparsely, beyond the bend
Wing Gled
Latin: Milvus milvus
Two strips, or red turkey

Materials in pattern

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