This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Alder Fly.
This fly is an old English fly pattern that is hundreds of years old. In fact, some quick Internet research suggests it may have been developed around 1496 when it was included in Dame Juliana Berners first fly fishing book Fysshe and Fysshynge.
I have to be honest. I’ve never fished this fly. Found it and if I were to fish if, I’d do so during a caddis hatch.
I think it would catch fish!