"River Bush: 2nd Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 42


  • Hook: C
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, small
  • Body: Orange
  • Rib: Gold twist
  • Hackle: Orange
  • Wing: Gaudy feathers
  • Head: Black

Original material

As written in the book:

Body, orange and gold twist. Legs, orange hackle. Tail and head as above. Wings, gaudy feathers. - Hook C.

Above: Tail, topping small. Blackhead

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Body Dubbing Orange      
Rib Tinsel - Twist Gold      
Hackle Feather Orange      
Wing Gaudy feathers Feather  
Head Varnish Black      

Materials in pattern

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