"River Boyne: No.4" by Blacker, William

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


  • Hook: No, 9, Limerick
  • Tail: Golden pheasant toppings, small
  • Body: 1/2 orange, 1/2 red
  • Rib: Gold
  • Hackle: Blood red, black at the root
  • Wing: Mixed. Mallard, guinea hen, golden pheasant tippet, peacock wing
  • Head: Black

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - half orange, half red, ribbed with gold (sparingly). Legs - blood red (red hackle dyed claret) hackle, black at the root. Wings - mixed with mallard and guinea hen, golden pheasant neck feathers, and a little peacock wing. Tail - toppings (small). Head black. Hook No, 9, Limerick.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Body Orange      
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Guinea Feather Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Feather - Neck Natural
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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