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 Lee Birkholm
Archive of Old Flies
"This fly's name means that it can used
for two distinct purposes; as a dry stonefly
and hopper or as a streamer. The Bi-Fly appeared
in Dan Bailey's first catalogs, and at one
time Bailey stated that it accounted for more
big fish than any pattern he offered.
Eventually the Bi-Fly became replaced in wet
fly usage by the Muddler Minnow and by the
Sofa Pillow in dry fly usage.
Originator Dan Bailey, 1940s.
Credits: From Trout Country Flies,
From Greater Yellowstone Area Masters by
Bruce Staples, published by Frank Amato Publications.
Hook: Mustad 9672, or equivalent, size 6-10.
Tail: Brown deer hair.
Body: Yellow rubber or floss.
Wing: Flared brown deer hair under a small
amount of white bucktail.
Head: Spring of red yarn on top surface."
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