"Standard Flies: 4. The Sooty Olive Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 20


  • Hook: f
  • Tip: Gold
  • Body: Dark olive mohair
  • Throat: Dark olive hackle
  • Wing: Woodcock or starling.

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook f, - Body, Dark olive mohair. Tail, Gold tip. Legs, Dark olive hackle at the shoulders, Wings, Woodcock or starling.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tip Tinsel Gold      
Body Other Mohair Olive - Dark      
Throat Feather Olive - Dark      
Wing Woodcock or starling Feather - Wing Natural

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures

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