"River Boyne: No.5" by Blacker, William

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


  • Hook: bb, or No, 9, Limerick
  • Tail: Small golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Claret mixed with black, purple, and scarlet pig's wool. Picked out
  • Rib: Gold
  • Hackle: Claret hackle, over claret
  • Wing: Light brown spotted turkey, mixed with mallard and hen pheasant tail
  • Head: Black

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - claret mixed with black, purple, and scarlet pig hair, ribbed with gold. Legs - claret hackle (very dark) at the shoulder, and the pig hair picked out on the body. Wings - light brown spotted turkey, mixed with mallard, and hen pheasant tail. Tail - small topping. Head - black. Hook b b, or No, 9, Limerick.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
Body Pig Wool
Mixed with black, purple and scarlet
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Natural
Wing Turkey
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Light brown spotted
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail Natural
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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