"Standard Flies: 17. Blue Blow Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 27


  • Hook: Midge
  • Body: Mole or water-rat's fur, mixed with yellow mohair
  • Tail: Mouse's whiskers
  • Hackle: Dun
  • Wing: Tomtit's tail feather

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook Midge. Body, Mole or water-rat's fur, mixed with yellow mohair. Tail, Mouse's whiskers. Legs, Dun hackle. Wings, Tomtit's tail feather.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Mole
Latin: Family: Talpidae
Or water-rat
Other Mohair
Mixed with Mole
Tail Mouse whisker Natural
Hackle Feather
Other Tomtit Feather - Tail Natural

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures

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