"River Axe: 4. The Aller or Alder Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 69


  • Hook: fe., No. 12 or 13
  • Body: Chestnut silk
  • Hackle: Blue-black
  • Wing: Redstart's tail feather, or partridge red

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook same size as the yellow dun. Body - silk, the color of a copper tea kettle stained with smoke, (that is to say, chestnut) ; blue black hackle.* Wings - redstart's tail feather, or partridge red.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Silk
Hackle Feather
Wing Redstart Feather - Tail
Or red partridge