"Shannon: No.2" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 91


  • Hook: No. 7, Limerick
  • Tail: Golden pheasant topping, large
  • Tag: Floss silk
  • Butt: Black ostrich
  • Body: Small section of orange, then purple mohair
  • Rib: Flat gold and silver twist
  • Hackle: Dark purple from tail
  • Throat: Orange. Blue Jay over the head
  • Wing: Two golden pheasant tippets, mallard, spotted turkey, teal, guinea
  • Horns: Macaw

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Animal Substitutes

Original material

As written in the book:

Body - tag of black ostrich, and floss silk at the tail, then a little orange mohair or pighair, then purple to the shoulder, (you may roll on a little gold colour pig hair here,) ribbed with flat gold and silver twist. Legs - dark purple hackle, up from the tail, and orange at the shoulder, with a blue jay feather over the head. Wings - two golden pheasant neck feathers, with mallard, spotted turkey, teal, guinea hen, and a fibre of macaw on each side. Tail - golden pheasant crest, large feather. Hook No. 7, Limerick.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Head
Tag Silk  
Butt Ostrich
Latin: Struthio camelus
Herl Black      
Body Other Mohair
Small section
Other Mohair Purple      
Rib Tinsel - Flat Gold      
Tinsel - Twist Silver      
Hackle Feather - Neck
From tail
Purple - dark
Throat Feather - Neck Orange      
Blue Jay Feather - Wing
Over the head
Wing Pheasant - Golden
Latin: Chrysolophus pictus
Feather - Neck
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Natural
Latin: Genus: Meleagris
Feather - Tail
Latin: Anas crecca
Feather Natural
Guinea Feather Natural
Horns Macaw
Latin: Tribe: Arini
Feather - Tail
Blue and yellow

Materials in pattern

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