1 P, III. 127 “My excellent friend Bombados”. The quotation is from Pepita, a comic opera in three acts, by Charles Lecocq. The character's name should read "Bombardos". See: Harald Beck, "My Excellent Friend Bombados", in James Joyce Broadsheet 83, June 2009, p. 3.
2 Francis (born Francis Morgan) was an enthusiastic angler who wrote extensively on the sport (see his article in ODNB). He served as angling editor of the Field for twenty-five years from 1856. His best-known publication was A book of angling: being a complete treatise on the art of angling in every branch (1867). It is only thanks to the fact that the article in the Salmon and Trout Magazine of 1985 made the same spelling mistake with “Pickackafax” it was possible to solve this crux. See also W. Senior (“The Red Spinner”), “The Work of Francis Francis”, in The Piscatorial Society’s Papers (1890) , vol. I, p. 70ff.
3 "Francis Francis”, in Leslie Stephen (ed.,) Dictionary of National Biography, vol. XX, p. 165.