F.F. for the Owenmore + Ballycroy E

The following flies are listed in Francis Francis's book " A Book On Angling" from 1867.
For the OWENMORE and the BALLYCROY rivers. Patterns from Hearns.
No. 1:
Tag : Silver tinsel.
Tail : A topping; a slip of brown Partridge, a kingfisher and an indian crow breast feather.
Butt : Black ostridge.
Body : Three turns of orange floss, the rest of Lake floss.
Ribs : Silver tinsel.
Hackle : Gallina stained yellow, clipped from the breast, not from the back.
Throat : Tippet (as hackle) and a blue jay over.
Wings : A red hackle and a yellow hackle, a golden pheasant red rump feather, sprigs of tippet and slips of Golden
pheasant and Peacock.
Shoulder : A large blue chatterrer feather en croupe ( means from just above the tail) or on the back.
Cheeks : Indian crow
Horns : Blue Macaw.
Head : Black.

* This fly can be varied by using black floss instead of lake.
No. 2:
Tag : Silver twist.
Tail : A topping.
Butt : One turns of yellow floss.
Body : Black floss in five joints, at each joint two turns of fine silver thread, then from the back comes the mane,
and then for the two middle joints, side by side with the silver thread, is taken a turn of orange floss,
so that the termination of the three lowest joints is one turn of orange floss. The two lowest manes are
a dirty clarey red, the next two are a mixture of yellow, olive and light claret.
Throat : Brown olive and a blue jay over it.
Wings : A slip of tippet; over it slips of mallard and of peacock.
Horns : Blue Macaw.
Head : Black.

No. 3:
Tag : Golden twist and gold floss.
Tail : A topping and slips of blue and red Macaw.
Butt : Black ostridge.
Body : Two joints; one medium reddish claret pigs wool, and one stoutish golden thread.
Hackle : Light reddish claret, commencing about halfway down the body.
Throat : Blue Jay hackle.
Wings : A fine dar Mallard.

Horns : Blue Macaw.
Head : Black.

No. 4: This is the fly that killed 48 salmon and 137 white trout in one week. NB. The white trout at Ballycroy run up
            to six or seven pounds weight and average from two to three pounds.
Tag : Gold thread
Tail : A slip of mottled brown turkey and a tuft of orange Mohair.
Butt : Black ostrich herl.
Body : Half orange mohair (inclining to darkish) and half black mohair.
Ribs : Gold thread over the orange and gold tinsel over the black part of the body.
Hackle : Black, over black Mohair only.
Wings : Rich brown mottled turkey.
Head : Black.
No. 5:
Tag : Silver thread and orange floss.
Tail : A topping.
Body : Two-fifths dark dirty orange yellow pig's wool. three fifths darkish claret pig'swool.
Ribs : Beoadish gold tinsel.
Throat : medium claret hackle.
Wings : Blue jay over brown mallard.
Head : Black.