"Celebrated Evening Flies: No.1" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 72


  • Body: Fiery brown mohair
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Tail: Yellow tuft of mohair or golden pheasant topping
  • Wing: Hen pheasant's tail
  • Hackle: Brown red hackle.

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - fiery brown mohair ribbed with gold tinsel. Tail - yellow tuft of mohair or topping. Wings - hen pheasant's tail. (You may use a little yellow under the hackle at the head; it should be struck from the tail up.) Legs - a brown red hackle.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Other Mohair
Fiery brown
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Tail Other Mohair
Or golden pheasant topping
Wing Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail Natural
Hackle Feather

Materials in pattern

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