This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Lord Baltimore wet fly.

Lord Baltimore |

This is an old fly pattern listed as No. 64 (page 158) in Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies and Their History (1892). Click the link for a free download of the book. The fly can be seen on Plate I, page 183.

No. 64. Lord Baltimore. In the extract from Dr. Henshall’s book, wherein he relates the origin of the Oriole bass fly, is also told the story of the Lord Baltimore ; but Professor Mayor has said that this fly was invented for fishing in the lakes of Maine, where he has found it as successful as other fishermen have elsewhere for black bass.

Professor Mayer, its inventor, will also be gratefully remembered for his further good work for sportsmen in the compilation of the beautiful book of sketches, published by the Scribners, entitled “Sport with the Rod and Gun.”

I just updated my Links to Free Old Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books page to include Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters by Alfred M. Mayer (1883).

Lord Baltimore




Black silk


Orange floss


Black with jungle cock

Tied on a Mustad 3906B, size 10.

Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!

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