ABU Optic Flies

I like to dig into the history of flies, but unlike many of those with a historic interest, I don’t look at the true classics like the flies originated by Traherne or Kelson. Most of these flies are well documented and have been studied and researched by so many people that there’s hardly anything new to discover.
No, I like to look into more contemporary flies. Flies from the 1900’s, and even from this century. Flies whose originators are often still alive, flies that are still widely used in practical fishing, and flies whose history is badly documented and often totally

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