"Standard Flies: 28. The Emerald Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 32



  • Hook: Midge
  • Tail: Grizzly, two fibers
  • Body: Emerald-green mohair, or silk
  • Front-hackle: Black-red
  • Wing: Starling, or bunting wing

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook Midge. - Body, Emerald-green mohair, or silk. Tail, Two fibres of a grizzle hackle. Legs, Black-red hackle, (round the shoulder.) Wings, Starling, or bunting wing.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Feather
Two fibers
Body Other Mohair
Emerald-green. Or silk
Hackle - Front Feather
Wing Starling
Latin: Sturnus vulgaris
Feather - Wing Natural

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures

By: Håvard Eide - https://flyfisher.org
By: Håvard Eide - https://flyfisher.org