"The Teith: No.5" by Francis, Francis

Author Francis, Francis
Book A Book on Angling
Book Edition N/A
Page 387


  • Tag: Gold tinsel, one turn of bright yellow crewel
  • Tail: Short slip of yellow crewel
  • Butt: One turn of scarlet wool
  • Body: Light blue wool, one turn of yellow wool at the shoulder
  • Rib: Medium silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Blue dun grizzly
  • Wing: Golden pheasant tail

Original material

As written in the book:

Tag, gold tinsel, then one turn of bright yellow crewel, and a short slip of it left for a rudimentary tail. Then for the but, one turn of scarlet wool; body, light blue (with the faintest tinge of green in it) wool, one turn of yellow at the shoulder; moderate silver tinsel; grizzled blue, dun hackle with a blackish stump to it all up; wings of the streaky feather in gold pheasant tail.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Gold      
Bright yellow, one turn
Tail Crewel
Short slip
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
One turn
Body Wool Blue - Light      
One turn by wing
Rib Tinsel
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Blue dun
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural

Materials in pattern

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