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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 One hundred-twenty-three

Stayner's Duck

Stayner's Duck

Compiled and Tied By Thomas C. Duncan, Sr.
Photo by James Birkholm


According to Dave Engerbretson, this streamer pattern was developed in the 1920's by Ruel Stayner in Idaho.

The pattern is:
    Hook:   Long-shank nymph hook.

    Thread:  Black.

    Tail:  Orange heckle fibres.

    Body:  Olive chennile or dubbing.

    Rib:  Oval gold tinsel.

    Hackle:  Orange.

    Wing:  Duck flank.
    ~ Thomas C. Duncan, Sr.

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