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

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 113


  • Hook: b, bb, Limerick
  • Tail: Short golden pheasant topping
  • Body: Gold by the tail, purple, gold pig's wool by the wing
  • Rib: Silver twist
  • Hackle: Purple and jay
  • Wings: Silver pheasant, hen pheasant tail, golden pheasant topping, and neck feather broken

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - gold colour tag of pig hair at the tail, purple to the shoulder, ribbed with silver twist, gold tag of hair at the shoulder. Legs - purple hackle and jay. Wings - silver pheasant, hen pheasant tail topping, and neck feather broken. Tail - topping (short). Hook, as above

Above: Hook, b, b b by Limerick

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Body Pig Wool
By the tail
Pig Wool Purple      
Pig Wool
By the wing
Rib Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Hackle Chicken - Cock
Latin: Gallus gallus domesticus
Feather - Neck Purple      
Blue Jay Feather - Neck Blue      
Wing Pheasant - Silver
Latin: Lophura nycthemera
Feather Natural
Pheasant - Hen
Latin: Phasianus colchicus
Feather - Tail Natural
Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head Natural
Other Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck Natural

Materials in pattern

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