"The Gled Wing" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 352
Description Also known as Red Wing
Tags dee,


  • Tag: Silver tinsel
  • Tail: Golden pheasant saddle
  • Body: Sparsely dressed. 1/3 orange-yellow, 2/3 claret, or light purple claret, mohair
  • Rib: Broad silver tinsel in long spirals
  • Hackle: One or two large black heron, from yellow mohair
  • Throat: Teal
  • Wings: Two good strips of swallow-tailed gled, or red dun turkey

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, silver tinsel; tail, gold pheasant saddle; body, one-third orange-yellow, and two-thirds claret, or light purple claret mohair, dressed very sparely; broadish silver tinsel laid on rather thinly and in long spirals; black heron's hackle of the largest size, or two, if one will not go far enough, dressed down to the yellow mohair; they must be of the longest fibre, the longer the better; teal hackle on the shoulder, without which no Dee fly is thought complete; wings, two good strips of swallow-tailed gled of the longest fibre, or of red dun turkey of the like colour

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Saddle Natural
Body Other Mohair
1/3 body, orange-yellow
Other Mohair
2/3 body, or light purple-claret
Rib Tinsel
Broad, long spirals
Hackle Heron
Latin: Family: Ardeidae
From yellow
Throat Teal
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather Natural
Other Gled
Latin: Milvus milvus
Two strips. Or red dun turkey

Materials in pattern

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