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?
By Deanna Birkholm
Fly tied by Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Archive of Old Flies
Ronn Lucas, Sr., tied this fly as a memorial to those
who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of
9/11. Quoting Ronn, "Like many if not most Tyers, after
the horrific events of 9/11, I tied a few flies that
incorporated the red, white and blue found in the American
Flag. This pattern is one of them.
This is a very simple fly to tie mostly due
to the fact that Golden Pheasant tippet
feathers are so easy to use for wings.
Their shape and structure was designed
with Tyers in mind."
We proudly present this fly here as a reminder
to those who have forgotten America was attacked
that day, and we are a county at war.
By Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Thread: White UNI-Thread 8/0 for most of the
tying and finished with black 8/0.
Tag: Silver oval UNI-Tinsel and Yellow UNI-Floss,
veiled below with Wigeon.
Tail: Golden Pheasant body.
Butt: Black Ostrich.
Body: Blue UNI-Floss in the rear and purple in front.
Rib: Gold twist (a multi strand tinsel).
Hackle: Blue, fairly long barbed.
Wing: Dyed red GP tippet.
Side: Lady Amherst.
Cheek: Trimmed Guinea and Amherst head feathers.
Topping: Lady Amherst crest, short.
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