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 -
Part One hundred-twenty-three
Compiled and Tied By
Thomas C. Duncan, Sr.
Photo by James Birkholm
Archive of Old Flies
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.
Tail: Orange heckle fibres.
Body: Olive chennile or dubbing.
Rib: Oval gold tinsel.
Wing: Duck flank.
~ Thomas C. Duncan, Sr.
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