"River Boyne: No.2" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 108


  • Hook: b, bb, to No. 9, Limerick
  • Tail: Blue macaw, two or three fibers
  • Body: Fiery brown pig's wool or mohair
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Hackle: Brown-red
  • Wing: Brown mallard mixed with golden pheasant tippet and tail
  • Head: Black

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - fiery brown pig or mohair, ribbed with gold tinsel, brown red hackle, two or three fibres of blue macaw for tail. Wing - brown mallard mixed with golden pheasant neck and tail. Head - black. Hook b, b b, to No. 9, Limerick.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Two or three fibers
Body Pig Wool
Or mohair
Brown - fiery
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Tail Natural
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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