"The Ness No. 4" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 358
Tags riverness,


  • Tag: Gold tinsel and yellow floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Orange-yellow, orange, red-brown or burnt sienn
  • Throat: Grouse
  • Wing: Pintail, bustard, peacock, and tippet
  • 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
Kori Bustard
  • Feather => Turkey : Feather - Tail

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, gold tinsel and yellow floss; tail one topping; body, orange-yellow, merging into distinct orange, and that again into a red-brown or burnt sienna at the shoulder, some of it to be picked out at the breast grouse hackle only on shoulder; wing, sprigs of pintail, bustard, peacock, and tippet, one topping over

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Gold      
Floss Yellow      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Body Orange      
Throat Grouse Feather Natural
Wing Pintail
Latin: Anas acuta
Feather Natural
Kori Bustard
Latin: Ardeotis kori
Feather Natural
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Feather Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Topping Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural

Materials in pattern

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