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?
Part One hundred ninty-seven
Compiled by Deanna Lee Birkholm
Archive of Old Flies
This fly was tied by Greg Nault, from sources in Trolling
Flies for Trout and Salmon, and Eric Lesser's The Book
of Fly Patterns.
Recipe for the Parson Tom
Credits: Color photo and dressing
from Forgotten Flies published by The Complete Sportsman.
Body: Flat silver tinsel.
Rib: Oval silver tinsel.
Throat: White bucktail, length of wing.
Wing: Several strands of peacock herl over which
are four light blue saddle hackles flanked by two grizzly saddle
Shoulder: Silver pheasant body feathers.
Cheeks: Jungle cock.
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