"River Boyne: No.7" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 110


  • Hook: No. 9, or bb. Limerick
  • Tail: Small golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Green, blue, and orange mohair, mixed,
  • Rib: Gold and silver
  • Hackle: Blue and orange hackle, wound together
  • Wing: Hen pheasant tail, some blue and yellow macaw

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - green, blue, and orange mohair, mixed, ribbed with gold and silver. Legs - blue and orange hackle, rolled on together. Wings - hen pheasant tail, a little blue an yellow macaw. Tail - small topping. Hook No. 9, or bb. Limerick.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Body Other Mohair
Mixed with blue and orange
Rib Tinsel
And silver
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Blue      
Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck
Wound together with blue
Wing Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail Natural
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail
Blue and yellow

Materials in pattern

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