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 Deanna Lee Birkholm
Archive of Old Flies
"George Grant wanted a fly that would sink deep
and be heavy enough to minimize false casting. Thus
he conceived this pattern and proved it on his
beloved Big Hole River. His usual practice was to
build monofilament nymph bodies. This was the only
pattern he produced with a wire body. George fished
it on a floating line and claimed the advantage of
not having to change lines with it. He also
recommended it for sinking deep during hot days."
Originator: George Grant, 1960s.
Credits: From Trout Country Flies,
From Greater Yellowstone Area Masters by
Bruce Staples, published by Frank Amato Publications.
Hook: Partridge Draper flat body nymph, size 12-16.
Thread: Black 6/0.
Underbody: Floss wraps to give elliptical shape.
Body: Brass wire, 0.025-inch diam., wraps over
Back: Mottled or spotted feather lacquered to back.
Hackle: Woven brown horse hair.
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