"Standard Flies: 26. Faren Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 31


  • Hook: fe
  • Tag: Yellow
  • Body: Peacock herl
  • Front-hackle: Red
  • Wing: Starling wing, or partridge tail

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Original material

As written in the book:

Hook fe. - Body, Yellow tag at the tail and peacock harl. Legs, Red hackle at the shoulder. Wings, Starling wing, or partridge tail.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Yellow      
Body Peacock
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Herl Natural
Hackle - Front Feather Red      
Wing Starling
Latin: Sturnus vulgaris
Feather - Wing
Or Partridge tail

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