F.F. for the Dee E

The following flies are listed in Francis Francis's book " A Book On Angling" from 1867.
For the DEE. The flies were send by Mr. Townshend, of Wrexham, who obtained them from Colonel T., a noted
angler on the Dee. The Dee flies are very sober and plain.
No. 1:
Tag : Gold tinsel.
Tail : A small tippet feather.
Body : Bronze peacock herl.
Ribs : Gold tinsel.
hroat : Brown-red hackle.
Wings : Mixture of brown turkey and thin peacock herl fibres from near the eye of the feather.
Head : Peacock herl.

No. 2:

Body : Bronze peacock herl.
Hackle : Coch-y-bondu hackle.
Wings : Two short hackles, crimson red with a lake tinge, set on either side with a bunch of long fibres from
a cock pheasant's tail between them.
Head : Peacock herl.

No. 3:
Tag : Gold tinsel.
Tail : Sprigs of tippet.
Body :Bronze peacock herl.
Throat : Dark olive-brown.
Wings : Bunch of fibres from rump of speckled brown hen with fibres of tipet on either side.
Head : Peacock herl.

No. 4:
Tag : A scrap of Teal slightly stained olive.
Body : Medium brown Mohair.
Ribs : Silver thread.
Throat : Coch-y-bondu hackle.
Wings : Mottled peacock, with a few fibres of the same stained yellow for ribbes.
Head : Peacock herl.