"Standard Flies: 15. The Little Soldier Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 26


  • Hook: fe
  • Body: Gold  mohair or floss
  • Hackle: Small black-red
  • Wing: Starling and partridge tail, mixed

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook fe. - Body, Gold coloured mohair or floss. Legs, Small black-red hackle. Wings, Starling and partridge tail, mixed.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Body Other Mohair
Or floss
Other Feather
Wing Starling
Latin: Sturnus vulgaris
Feather - Tail Natural
Latin: Family: Phasianidae
Feather - Tail
Mixed with starling

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures

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