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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 tiers imagination.

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 Two hundred-four

Milton C. Weiler, Artist

Milton C. Weiler

Compiled by James Birkholm

Quoting from Streamer Flytying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr," Inspired by the world he loved, Milton C. Weiler is regarded as one of the finest painters of sporting art of his generation. Equally dedicated to gunning and angling, Weiler instilled in his paintings and carvings a rare authenticity and sensitivity.

Whether the subject is a chilly dawn or a surging salmon, the art of Milton Weiler reflects the artist's compelling sense of nature. He had a lifelong interest in conservation and the preservation of wildlife and was one of the founders of The American Museum of Fly Fishing. In addition to teaching fine arts, topography, and graphics. Weiler was alos an illustrator whose sketches and watercolors graced many publications, including those of Derrydale Press, Winchester Press, Scribners, and Coward-McCann. His paintings, limited editions, and portfolios are cherished by collectors, as are his exquisite and lifelike carvings of waterfowl and shorebirds."

Milton C. Weiler 1910-1974

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