"Standard Flies: 10. The Little Castle Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 23
1st. June


  • Hook: fe
  • Tip: Gold
  • Tail: Two fibres of yellow mallard
  • Body: Yellow silk
  • Front-hackle: Yellow hackle at the shoulder
  • Wing: Thrush's wing, or yellow

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook fe. - Body, Yellow silk, gold tip. Tail, Two fibres of mallard, dyed yellow. Legs, Yellow hackle at the shoulder. Wings, Thrush's wing, or yellow feather.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tip Tinsel Gold      
Tail Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Two fibers
Body Silk Yellow      
Hackle - Front Feather Yellow      
Wing Thrush Feather - Wing
Or Yellow

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures

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