Welcome to 'just old flies,' a section of methods and flies that
used-to-be. These flies were tied with the only materials
available. Long before the advent of 'modern' tying
materials, they were created and improved upon at a
far slower pace than todays modern counterparts;
limited by materials available and the
Once long gone, there existed a 'fraternity' of anglers
who felt an obligation to use only the 'standard' patterns
of the day. We hope to bring a bit of nostalgia to these pages and to
you. And sometimes what you find here will not always be
about fishing. Perhaps you will enjoy them. Perhaps you
will fish the flies. Perhaps . . .
Archive of Old Flies
"Al Lent was always getting out fished by his buddies. He told E. C.
Powell's wife, Myrtle that he wanted a fly with all the best ingredients.They
decided on the following, some red, silver tinsel, peacock, and for hackle
some brown and grizzly. The result was named for Al Lent and for the first
time Lent out fished his friends. A couple of years later Mr. Lent asked
that the fly be renamed in memory of his infant son Buzz "-- Courtesy Press
The original pattern was described:
- Hook: Dry fly hook.
- Thread: Black.
- Tail: Red hackle fibres.
- Tag: Silver Tinsel.
- Rear Hackle Grizzly.
- Body: Peacock herl.
- Fore Hackle: Brown.
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