"River Boyne: No.3" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 109


  • Hook: b, bb, to No. 9, Limerick
  • Tail: Hen pheasant tail
  • Body: Half brown, half bronze peacock
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Hackle: Brown-red cock or black
  • Wing: Mixed brown mallard and hen pheasant tail

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - half brown, half bronze peacock, ribbed with gold tinsel, brown red cock or black hackle, (a fly of each). Wings - mixed with brown mallard and hen pheasant tail. Tail - of the last mentioned feather. Hook - b, b b, to No. 9, Limerick.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail Natural
Body Brown      
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Herl Bronze
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Brown      
Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail
Mixed with mallard

Materials in pattern

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