"Standard Flies: 14. Black Gnat" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 25


  • Hook: fe
  • Tip: gold
  • Body: Black ostrich
  • Legs: Small black
  • Wing: Starling's wing

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook fe. - Black ostrich, gold tip. Legs, Small black hackle. Wings, Starling's wing.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tip Tinsel Gold      
Body Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Hackle Feather
Other Starling
Latin: Sturnus vulgaris
Feather - Wing Natural

Materials in pattern

We are working on getting more images to cover all parts.

Pattern pictures

By: Håvard Eide - https://flyfisher.org
By: Håvard Eide - https://flyfisher.org