"The Earn: No.2" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 385


  • Hook: No. 8 or 9
  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Dark red pig's wool, golden pheasant topping
  • Butt: Black ostrich
  • Body: 1/2 red, 1/2 dark blue wool
  • Hackle: Dark blue over blue
  • Throat: Blue jay
  • Rib: Gold thread over red, narrow embossed silver tinsel over blue
  • Wing: Speckled turkey

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, silver twist; tail, dark red pig's wool, and a topping; but, black ostrich; body, half orange red wool, half dark blue; dark blue hackle over blue joint, and jay at shoulder; gold thread over red joint, and narrow embossed silver tinsel over blue; wing as before. Hook No. 8 or 9

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Tail Pig Wool Red - Dark      
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Wool
1/2 body
1/2 body
Blue - Dark      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Over blue
Blue - Dark      
Throat Blue Jay Feather - Wing Blue      
Rib Thread
Over red
Tinsel - Embossed
Narrow, over blue
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris

Materials in pattern

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