"The Lyon: No.3" by Francis, Francis

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


  • Hook: No. 6
  • Tag: Gold thread, ruby floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant tippet, dark blue pig's wool
  • Butt: Black ostrich
  • Body: Yellow, orange, claret and black pig's wool
  • Rib: Gold thread
  • Hackle: Black, over black
  • Throat: Blue jay
  • Wing: Orange turkey, rich brown turkey (unspeckled at the points)

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, gold thread and ruby floss; tail, tippet, and a scrap of dark blue pig's wool; but, black ostrich; body, yellow pig's wool merging into orange, that into claret, and that again into black; gold thread; black hackle over the black, and jay at shoulder; wing, a slip of orange stained turkey and rich brown turkey (unspeckled at the points) over. Hook No. 6.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Thread Gold      
Floss Ruby      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Pig Wool Blue - Dark      
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Pig Wool Yellow      
Pig Wool Orange      
Pig Wool Claret      
Pig Wool Black      
Rib Thread Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Black      
Throat Blue Jay Feather - Wing Blue      
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather Orange      
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Rich brown, unspeckled at points

Materials in pattern

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