The Blacker 15 Series of Flies

The Blacker Fifteen

This is a series of fifteen flies found in William Blacker's 1855 book The Art of Fly Making. This series can be purchased as a complete collection (to see how it will be framed click here), or as individual flies tied on 5/0 or 7/0 hooks and mounted in the appropriate frame (to see the frames click here). The names of the flies below are the ones used in the book itself. Two of the flies are listed as "Unnamed" as they were not named in the book.


Substitute materials used:

Blue Chatterer - Kingfisher
Indian Crow - Dyed Ringneck Pheasant White neck feather

Note: In the listings below if a fly does not have a "substitute" price that means all the materials used in that pattern are readily available and are "genuine".


Chatterer and Indian Crow are extremely hard to obtain so please check with me before ordering flies with authentic materials.

Shipping: shipping fee is included in the price of the fly except for international buyers (see below).

International buyers please add $37.00 US shipping to your order by clicking the button below. Note: if you are an international buyer but shipping was not added to your order I will notify you that you need to add international shipping. I cannot ship internationally without the additional postage.

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Please allow up to four weeks for your order to be shipped. For the full-series frame of 15 flies, please allow up to 8 weeks for it to be shipped.

Blacker No. 1
"The Spirit Fly"

Dressed with substitute materials:
#B15-1-sm-sub
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-1-lg-sub
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-1-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $349.95
#B15-1-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $649.95
Blacker No. 2
(Unnamed)

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-2-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-2-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 3
"A Brown Fly"

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-3-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-3-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 4
"A Celebrated Claret Fly"

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-4-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-4-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 5
"Another Spirit Fly"

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-5-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-5-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 6
"A Silver Grey Fly"

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-6-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-6-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 7
"A Beautiful Specimen of a Gaudy Fly"

Dressed with substitute materials:
#B15-7-sm-sub
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-7-lg-sub
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-7-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $399.95
#B15-7-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $699.95
Blacker No. 8
"A Large Dun Palmer "

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-8-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-8-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 9
"Another Great Beauty"

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-9-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-9-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 10
"A Large Spring Fly"

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-10-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-10-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 11
"A Famous High Water Fly"

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-11-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-11-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 12
"Killarney and Tay "

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-12-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-12-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 13
(Unnamed)

Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-13-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-13-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 14
"The McPherson (For Spey) "


Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-14-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-14-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95
Blacker No. 15
"The Ballyshannon "


Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-15-sm-gen
9 x 7 frame - $299.95
#B15-15-lg-gen
11 x 14 frame - $599.95

The full Blacker Fifteen Series can be purchased framed as shown below. The frame measures 20" x 24" and is composed of three mats with a well for the flies. All the flies are specially mounted on posts using no glue of any kind. For the framed series, flies will be tied on 5/0 hooks only.

The Blacker Fifteen Framed

Dressed with substitute materials:
#B15-series-sub
20 x 24 frame - $3600.00
Dressed with genuine materials:
#B15-series-gen
20 x 24 frame - $4000.00











Note: Price for the full framed series includes shipping in the USA. For buyers outside the USA I will send a shipping estimate along with a special page with a link for payment.