"River Boyne: No.9" by Blacker, William

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


  • Hook: cc
  • Tag: Gold
  • Tail: Hen pheasant tail
  • Body: Purple silk
  • Rib: Silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Black
  • Wing: Hen pheasant tail

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - purple silk, gold tag, ribbed with silver tinsel, black hackle. Tail and wings—hen pheasant tail. - Hook c c.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tag Tinsel Gold      
Tail Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail Natural
Body Silk Purple      
Rib Tinsel Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Black      
Wing Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Neck Natural

Materials in pattern

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