"The Goldfinch" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 343


  • Hook: No. 5 to 7
  • Tag: Gold tinsel and black floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Gold-coloured floss
  • Hackle: Pale yellow
  • Sides: Blue jay
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Wing: Golden pheasant toppings
  • Horns: Red macaw ribs
  • Head: Black head

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Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, gold tinsel and black floss; tail, a topping; body, gold-coloured floss; hackle pale yellow, blue jay at shoulder; gold tinsel; wing, composed entirely of toppings; red macaw ribs, and black head. Size, 5 to 7.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Gold      
Floss Black      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Body Floss Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Pale yellow
Sides Blue Jay Feather - Wing Blue      
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather Red      
Head Black      

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