"Standard Flies: 18. The Green Drake" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 27
Description May


  • Hook: fff
  • Tail: Black bear, three hairs
  • Body: Yellow-green mohair
  • Hackle: Yellow
  • Wing: Yellow mallard
  • Head: black

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook fff. - Body, Yellow-green mohair. Tail, Three hairs from a black bear. Legs, Yellowish hackle. Wings, Mallard, dyed yellow - a black head.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tail Bear
Latin: Ursidae
Three hairs
Body Other Mohair
Hackle Feather Yellow      
Wing Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Feather Yellow      
Head Black      

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures

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