"The Dun Wing" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 344
Tags rivertweed,


  • Hook: From No. 5 to 10.
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping and fibers of tippet
  • Body: Light orange, red-claret, darkish blue (lightly picked out) and black pig's wool in equal parts
  • Rib: Broad silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Black, from red wool
  • Wings: two strips of dun brown turkey. 

Original material

As written in the book:

Tail, one topping and sprigs of tippet; body, light orange, red-claret, darkish blue and black pig's wool in about equal portions merging into each other; broadish silver tinsel; black hackle down to the red wool, a few fibres of the blue wool picked out at the breast; wings, two strips from the dun brown feather sometimes found in the tail of a turkey. This fly is a general favourite on the Kircudbrightshire Dee, the Annan, and Nith; and, dressed on a long large hook, it is good on the Tay and many other streams besides. Size, from 5 or 6 to 9 or 10.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Body Pig Wool Orange - light
Pig Wool Claret-red      
Pig Wool
Lightly picked out
Blue - Dark      
Pig Wool Black      
Rib Tinsel
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
From red wool
Other Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Dun brown

Materials in pattern

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