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 James Birkholm
Archive of Old Flies
Quoting from Favorite Flies and Their Histories,
"The Beauty is a fancy fly having a modest dress that would
suggest use as well as attractiveness. We know but little
of it further than that it is a pet fly with several successful
Beauty, as tied by Ray Bergman
Tag: Silver tinsel.
Tail: Guinea fowl.
Body: Dark gray floss.
Rib: Silver tinsel.
Wing: Guinea fowl.
Credits: Quoted portions and photo from Favorite
Flies and Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury and published by
The Lyons Press, photo and recipe from: Forgotten Flies
published by Complete Sportsman.
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