"River Ban: 1st Salmon Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 41


  • Hook: 9
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Claret pig's wool and gold tinsel
  • Legs: Claret hackle
  • Wings: Mixed: Mallard, light brown turkey, golden pheasant tippet
  • Head: Black

Original material

As written in the book:

Yellow-tail golden pheasant crest. Body, claret pig-hair and gold tinsel. Legs, claret hackle. Wings, mallard, turkey light brown, and golden pheasant neck, feathers mixed: black head. - Hook 9

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Body Pig Wool Claret      
Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Feather Claret      
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Light brown
Other Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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