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?
Compiled by Deanna Birkholm
Archive of Old Flies
This fly, once quite popular in America, named after
Mr. Flight, of Wnchester, England, dates about 1885,
at which time it was rated one of the best. It was
in imitation of the English olive dun, an autumn fly
similar to the March brown.
The dressing given in Fly Patterns and Their Origins:,
Credits: Text from Fly Patterns and Their Origins,
By Harold Hinsdill Smedley. Color photo Forgotten Flies published by Complete
Body: Yellow silk, ribbed gold wire.
Wing: Pale starling.
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