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 Eric Austin
Fly tied by Eric Austin
Archive of Old Flies
From Favorite Flies and Their Histories:
The Adirondack is a fly that has been
used for many years in the waters of
northern New York, or the Adirondack
region; hence its name. In some of the
lakes and streams of the wilder portions
of the State, better success seems to be
attained by using flies of larger size and
brighter color than one would select for
the more thickly inhabited sections. This
fly is valued for such conditions.
Tail: Red and yellow fibers.
Body: Red floss.
Rib: Fine oval gold tinsel.
Wing: Married strips of mottled turkey
yellow and red.
Credits: Text from Favorite Flies and
Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury.
Fly and photo by Eric Austin.
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