"Celebrated Evening Flies: No.2" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 73


  • Hook: b, c or No. 5 or 6.
  • Body: Brown and yellow mohair, mixed
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Legs: Brown-red
  • Wing: Brown mallard

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - brown and yellow mohair, mixed - hackle and tinsel, as above. Wings brown mallard. Hook b or c. No. 5 or 6.

Above: ribbed with gold tinsel., (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 Brown      
Other Mohair
Mixed with brown
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Feather
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      

Materials in pattern

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