"River Ban: 2nd Fly" by Blacker, William

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


  • Body: 1/2 orange, 1/2 claret
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping
  • Rib: Gold
  • Legs: Claret, Blue Jay
  • Wing: Mixed mallard, light brown turkey, golden pheasant tippet

Original material

As written in the book:

Body, half orange, half claret, gold tinsel. Legs, claret hackle, and jay. Wings and tail as above.

As above, is: Yellow-tail golden pheasant crest. Wings, mallard, turkey light brown, and golden pheasant neck, feathers mixed

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Varied Orange      
Varied Claret      
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Feather Claret      
Blue Jay Feather Blue      
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Light brown
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures