This fly collection contains 8 dry flies tied as they appear in Frederic M. Halford’s 1886 book “Floating Flies and How To Dress Them”. You can read more about Frederic Halford and his book in the References section on our Dry Flies page.
The following Halford Dry Flies are included in this collection. You can find a detailed photo and description of each fly in the Halford Dry Fly Collection on our Dry Flies page.
This fly collection contains 8 dry flies tied in the style inspired by Theodore Gordon, the father of American dry fly fishing. You can read more about Theodore Gordon in the References section on our Dry Flies page.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve made quite a few updates to this Classic Fly Tying website. New pages have been added to fill in some of the history of the classic fly patterns I’ve selected for my collections. I’ve even added the references that inspired those collections. Check out the Wet Flies and Dry Flies pages to read some of that history. There you can also get a close-up view of all the flies that are included in each collection.
After checking out those pages, you might get the feeling that I’m a history buff … and you’d be right. I absolutely love digging into the historical books that have been written by the old-timers. One of them even goes back over five centuries! I’ve learned A LOT about fly-fishing and fly-tying from those old books and I’m certainly wiser every time I take a journey down that old memory lane. The works of Frederic M. Halford are certainly near the top of my “all-time favorite” list. Check out his amazing instructions on fly tying from 1886. I’ve extracted some of it to my Fly Dressing page. If you’re a fly tyer or are even considering the subject, you won’t be disappointed.
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A new Framed Flies collection is now available! Frames are now available in Gray and White as well as Black!
This collection contains 8 bass flies from Mary Orvis Marbury’s 1892 book “Favorite Flies And Their Histories”. You can read more about Mary Orvis Marbury and her book in the References section on our Wet Flies page.
This collection contains 8 lake flies from Mary Orvis Marbury’s 1892 book “Favorite Flies And Their Histories”. You can read more about Mary Orvis Marbury and her book in the References section on our Wet Flies page.