"The Luce No. 1" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 348
Tags riverluce,


  • Hook: No. 6 to 10
  • Tag: Gold tinsel
  • Tail: Red parrot, teal, and yellow macaw
  • Body: Yellow, orange, scarlet and claret pig's wool. Dressed lightly
  • Rib: Gold thread doubled
  • Throat: Grouse hackle
  • Wing: Red wild turkey
  • Topping: Golden pheasant topping

Cites list

This pattern contains cites material. The following list is a suggestion of substitutes you can use for this pattern.

Animal Substitutes
  • Feather - Tail => Swan : Feather - Wing
  • Feather - Tail => Turkey : Feather - Tail

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, gold tinsel, tail red parrot, teal, and yellow macaw; body, yellow, orange, scarlet and claret pig's wool, dressed spare gold thread double grouse hackle on shoulder; wings, red wild turkey, one topping over; hook 6 to 10.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Gold      
Tail Parrot
Latin: Order: Psittaciformes
Feather Red      
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather Natural
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather Yellow      
Body Pig Wool Yellow      
Pig Wool Orange      
Pig Wool Scarlet      
Pig Wool
Body dressed lightly
Rib Thread
Throat Grouse Feather Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather Red      
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural

Materials in pattern

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