I have been doing some tying of old patterns and did some of these for a friend. I tried to find a few different styles and just had some fun.
All the hooks are from the later 1800's snelled with horsehair. The smaller flies average 1/2" long while the larger ones about 1".
Just something different some may find interesting...
smaller.jpg 111.33K 77 downloads
top left red fly, Bowlker
top right green grasshopper, MacIntosh
bottom left violet fly, cotton
bottom right cinnamon fly, bainbridge
larger flies.jpg 92.53K 81 downloads
top red spinner, bowlker
right gray drake, salter
left dark mackeral, ronalds
bottom owl fly, cotton