"The Oykel No. 1" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 370
Tags riveroykel,


  • Tag: Silver twist, pale yellow floss
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, kingfisher
  • Body: Black floss
  • Rib: Silver twist, bright red floss and silver tinsel,
  • Throat: Red mohair, a few strands of guinea and blue jay. Black heron's, reaching to the bend
  • Wing: Golden pheasant tail and tippet, teal, bustard, and guinea
  • Horns: Yellow macaw
  • Head: Orange-yellow crewel head.

Note: red mohair might be on body

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, silver twist and pale yellow floss; tail, a topping and kingfisher; body, black floss, over this spirals of silver twist, bright red floss, and silver tinsel (the floss in the middle), all these together almost equal in breadth to the black floss. A whisp of red mohair at breast; over this a few strands of gallina and blue jay, about one turn of each, over all black heron's hackle, not too thick, but reaching to the bend; wing, gold pheasant tail and tippet fibres, over it some teal, bustard, and gallina, yellow macaw ribs; orange-yellow crewel head.

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