"The Lyon: No.1" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 384


  • Tag: Silver tinsel
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping and tippet
  • Body: 1/2 dirty yellow, 1/2 dark red pig's wool
  • Rib: Silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Black over red wool
  • Throat: Grouse
  • Wing: Guinea with large spots, light speckled turkey

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, silver tinsel; tail, a topping and a scrap of tippet; lower half of body dirty yellow pig's wool; the upper half a very dark red with a slight claret tinge in it; black hackle over the red, and grouse hackle at shoulder: silver tinsel; wing, large spot gallina, and lightish speckled turkey over it.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Silver      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Body Pig Wool
Dirty yellow, 1/2 body
Pig Wool
1/2 body
Red - Dark      
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Over red
Throat Grouse Feather Natural
Wing Guinea Feather
Large spots
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Light speckled

Materials in pattern

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