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William Blacker: Standard Flies 22. The Little Gosling

Body: Yellow green mohair
Legs: Red or cinnamon
Wing: Starling or bunting wing

The Little Gosling from The Art of Angling by William Blacker. The one above is tied in hand on a vintage blind-eye hook, while the three below all are tied for fishing on Ahrex FW580 #10.

Don’t mistake the “red” as what you would choose today on a modern pattern when a red hackle is used: use a brown-colored hackle, this is what was meant with red back then.

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