I began tying fishing flies back in the late ’90s and after filling many fly boxes that’ll see me to the end of my fishing days decided to look for patterns with a bit of a challenge.

Discovering Ray Bergman’s 1938 book ‘Trout’ and the niche group of tyers around the world who are keeping these patterns alive, decided it was time to learn to tie with floss…

I am working my way through all 440 wet patterns in Trout, why not drop by and check out these classic USA patterns that have been around since c1800 and earlier, but STILL catch fish!

Remember that one of them, the Colonel Fuller, is in the Guild Gold Accreditation pattern list!


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