"Standard Flies: 1. The Wren Tail Fly" by Blacker, William

Author Blacker, William
Book The Art of Angling
Book Edition December 8th 1843
Page 19


  • Hook: f.
  • Tip: Gold
  • Tail: Drake, two fibres
  • Body: Mohair, amber
  • Hackle: Wren tail
  • Wing: Partridge, grey tail

Original material

As written in the book:

Hook f. - Body, Amber mohair.
Tail, Two fibres of the drake feather, gold tip.
Legs or Hackle, Wren tail.
Wings, Partridge's grey tail feather.

Long material list

Part Material Type Color
Tip Tinsel Gold      
Tail Feather - Tail
Body Other Mohair Amber      
Hackle Wren
Latin: Family: Troglodytidae
Feather - Tail Natural
Wing Partridge
Latin: Family: Phasianidae
Feather - Tail Gray      

Materials in pattern

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Pattern pictures

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