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?
Archive of Old Flies
The Lady Caroline spey fly is a traditional Atlantic Salmon fly whose
roots appear to be more or less veiled in mystery. Its name derives
from Lady Caroline Gordon-Lennox, who was the daughter of the
Duke of Richmond and Gordon at Gordon Castle, Banffshire County,
Bellie Fochabers Parish, Scotland. Legendary among the community
of Atlantic Salmon flyfishers, it has also developed a loyal following
among the pursuants of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead.
Hope it works for you!
Hook: Partridge Bartleet.
Tail: Golden Pheasant breast feather.
Body: Olive and Brown wool mixed.
Rib: Flat silver tinsel and oval silver tinsel.
Wing: Bronze Mallard quill slips.
Collar: Golden Pheasant breast.
Hackle: Heron substitute, (Blue-Eared Pheasant).
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