"River Bush: 1st Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 42


  • Hook: CC
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, small
  • Body: Orange
  • Rib: Gold twist
  • Hackle: Claret or blood-red
  • Wings: Brown mallard
  • Head: Black

Original material

As written in the book:

Body, orange and gold twist. Tail, topping small. Legs, claret or blood-red hackle. Wings, brown mallard. Black head. - Hook CC

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Body Dubbing Orange      
Rib Tinsel - Twist Gold      
Hackle Feather
Or blood-red
Other Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      
Head Varnish Black      

Materials in pattern

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