F.F. for the Tawe + Torridge E

The following flies are listed in Francis Francis's book " A Book On Angling" from 1867.
For the TAWE and TORRIDGE. These three patterns are from Farlow.
No. 1:
Tag : Silver tinsel.
Tail : A topping and red and blue macaw.
Butt : Black ostrich.
Body : Three turns of medium orange floss, the rest of darkish blue pig's wool.
Ribs : Broad silver tinsel.
Hackle : Medium blue.
Throat : Blue jay.
Wings : A darkish blue hackle, slice of brick-red swan and darkish grey speckled turkey.
Head : Black.


No. 2:
Tag : Silver thread and ruby floss.
Tail : A topping.
Butt : Black ostrich.
Body : Palish, yellow wool.
Hackle : Medium claret.
Throat : A light orange hackle (inclining rather to pale brick-red)
Wings : Brown speckled turkey, peacock, a few sprigs of bastard Bustard and grey mallard, slightly brown
at the tips., over all.
Head : Black.
No. 3:
Tag : Gold tinsel.
Tail : A topping.
Butt : Black ostrich.
Body : Bright canary-coloured floss.
Ribs : Gold tinsel.
Hackle : Canary-coloured.
Throat : Blue Jay.
Wings : Light and mixed sprigs of Bustard, tippet, wood duck, gallina over and a topping.
Horns : Blue Macaw.
Head : Black.