"River Erene: No.12" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 108


  • Hook: bb, b, cc
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, or two orange hackles
  • Body: Bronze peacock tail, tapered
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Hackle: Brown-red, saddle
  • Throat: Yellow macaw body
  • Wing: Two golden pheasant tippets, mallard, hen pheasant tail
  • Head: Black

Cites list

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - bronze peacock tail (taper), ribbed with gold tinsel. Legs - brown, red saddle hackle, and yellow macaw body feather round the trottle. Wings - two neck feathers of the golden pheasant, sprigged with mallard, and hen pheasant tail. Tail - topping, or two dyed orange hackles. Black head. - Hook as above.

Hook above: Hook b b, b, c c

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Or two orange hackles
Body Peacock
Latin: Pavo cristatus
Feather - Tail Bronze
Rib Tinsel Gold      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Saddle
Throat Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Body Yellow      
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail Natural
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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